Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/24/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -12
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (20-34, 3rd in the Southeast Division) play the Milwaukee Bucks (48-8, 1st in the Central Division) at Capital One Arena on Monday, February 24, 2020. The spread on this contest has Milwaukee as 12 point favorites. The over/under opens at 242.
The Bucks cover 58.9% of the time, having gone 33-23-0 ATS. Washington is covering 50.9% of the time, going 27-26-1 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/22/20 SG Kyle Korver Back is questionable Monday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton averages 20.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 30.0 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Ish Smith averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal averages 29.1 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Milwaukee averages 119.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 119.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Washington is 6th in the league with 115.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 101.9 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 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 15th 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee -12
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