Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards (24-46, 4th in the Southeast Division) play the Milwaukee Bucks (55-15, 1st in the Central Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Tuesday. The Bucks cover the spread 54.3% of the time, having gone 38-32-0 ATS. Washington is covering 48.5% of the time, going 33-35-2 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
08/10/20 SF Giannis Antetokounmpo Teeth is downgraded to out Monday vs Toronto
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out for season
08/09/20 PG Shabazz Napier Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Milwaukee
08/02/20 SG Garrison Mathews Personal is out indefinitely
07/07/20 SG Bradley Beal Rotator Cuff is out for season
06/28/20 PF Davis Bertans Personal is out for season
Eric Bledsoe averages 15.2 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 5.3 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Troy Brown Jr. averages 10.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Rui Hachimura averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 24.0 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Milwaukee averages 118.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 119.4 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game. Washington is 6th in the league with 114.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 115.7, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 30th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 21st. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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