Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/11/2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, January 11, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 8 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 29-11. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.5 as they average 117.5 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 17-25 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 113.0 points per game and surrender 116.5, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-16-1 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-19-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-25-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 24-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/09/19 F D.J. Wilson Hip is questionable Friday vs Washington
01/09/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.6 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 12.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Otto Porter scores 12.3 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 24.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 117.5 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49.4 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.0 per game. The Bucks allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 24.0 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 8th in the NBA with 113.0 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.2. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Wizards give up 116.5 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Washington is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -8
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