Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (23-14) head to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Wizards (14-21). Milwaukee opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 233.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced off with the New York Knicks and took home the win by a score of 134-101 in their last contest. Milwaukee walked away from the game with a 57.5% FG percentage (50 of 87) and made 18 of their 38 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 16 of their 17 shots for a rate of 94.1%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 44 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and getting 8 steals. With regard to the defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 41.6% from the floor on 37 out of 89 shooting. New York dished out 19 dimes and had 3 steals for the game. Furthermore, New York grabbed 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 10 rejections. New York finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 21 shots. They also converted 13 out of their 37 shots from long range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 29:23 minutes and also collected 10 rebounds. Antetokounmpo shot 66.7% from the floor and dished out 10 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He had 5 rebounds in his 26:22 min on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor for the game by going 6-of-9 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton totaled 2 assists.
Milwaukee comes into this contest with a mark of 23-14 on the season. The Bucks are connecting on 39.0% on shots from distance (541 of 1,387) and 74.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 119.2 points per game (2nd in the league) while hitting 48.7% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.1 rebounds per contest and has totaled 956 assists on the year, which ranks 6th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Bucks have forced 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 18th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 910 relinquished for the campaign. The Bucks are giving up a FG percentage of 45.4% (476 of 688) and they concede 43.5 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 37.3% on shots from downtown and they are 18th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (112.2).
When they last played, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a score of 127-112 when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies. The Wizards were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 39 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies were called for 26 fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of them for a rate of 92.6%. Concerning three-point shots, Washington made 11 of their 36 tries (30.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards walked away from this one shooting 38 out of 95 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.0%. The Wizards permitted the Grizzlies to make 50 out of 99 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5% in this game. They shot 34.8% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 29 at the free throw line (65.5%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Washington permitted Memphis to get 60 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards in this matchup. He buried 6 out of 22 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 27.3%, and tallied 3 rebounds. Beal had 21 points in his 34:09 mins of playing time and accounted for 5 assists for this game. One more player that played a role for Washington was Russell Westbrook. He left the arena with 10 assists in his 35:40 minutes on the court, and he shot 10 of 19 from the floor. Westbrook walked away from this one going 52.6% from the field while also totaling 20 points and 5 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss record of 14-21 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Wizards are shooting 45.8% from the field, which is ranked 19th in basketball. Washington has earned 4,014 points on the campaign (114.7 per contest) and they collect 44.2 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.8 times per game (16th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The Wizards are committing 22.2 fouls every game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. The Wizards on defense are ranked 29th in the league in PPG given up with 119.4. The Washington defense surrenders 38.4% on 3-pointers (467 of 1,215) and their opposition makes 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 24.1 dimes and 47.4 boards per game, which ranks them 12th and 25th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (23rd in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (+5.5) and over 233 points
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