Wizards vs Bucks predictions 1/28/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Fox Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -15
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (15-30, 3rd in the Southeast Division) go to Fiserv Forum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (40-6, 1st in the Central Division). The spread on this game has Milwaukee as 15 point favorites. The total opens at 239.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 22-22-1 ATS. Milwaukee is covering 54.4% of the time, going 25-21-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
01/26/20 C Robin Lopez Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal averages 28.1 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ish Smith comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.0 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 120.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Washington averages 115.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 119.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Bucks are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.6.
The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league.
Milwaukee is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington +15
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