Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 5/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5.5)
The Washington Wizards (30-35) go to Fiserv Forum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (40-24). The spread on this matchup has Milwaukee as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 231.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the Indiana Pacers and walked away with a win by a score of 154-141 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the game with a 61.2% FG percentage (63 out of 103) and knocked down 9 out of their 22 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wizards converted 19 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 79.2%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 44 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 50 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington allowed 49.5% from the field on 53 out of 107 shooting. Indiana recorded 28 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Additionally, Indiana collected 45 rebounds (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Indiana shot 84.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of their 25 attempts. They also made 14 of 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Rui Hachimura is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He totaled 27 points on 12 out of 19 shooting. He played for 31:19 mins and pulled down 7 rebounds. Hachimura shot 63.2% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Wizards was Bradley Beal. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 37:21 min played on the night. He finished the contest at 45.8% from the floor for the game by going 11-of-24 (26 points). When the time ran out, Beal had 6 assists.
Washington enters this matchup with a record of 30-35 this season. The Wizards are connecting on 35.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (663 of 1,893) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They average 115.8 points per contest (4th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.6% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.6 personal fouls per game. As a team, Washington is grabbing 44.9 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,651 assists this season, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Wizards are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 22.0 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (954 of 1,427) and they relinquish 45.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,582 conceded so far this season. They are giving up 37.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 29th in the league in points per game allowed (118.1).
In their last game, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 117-114 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Nets earned 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to bury 6 of the free throws for a percentage of 50.0%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 15 out of 37 attempts (40.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Bucks ended up shooting 48 out of 98 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.0%. The Bucks allowed the Nets to convert 41 of their 96 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.7% in this contest. They shot 40.5% from three-point range by shooting 17 of 42 and ended up going 15 out of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). In regard to team rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Brooklyn to get 53 in all (14 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks in this matchup. He made 21 out of 36 for this game for a rate of 58.3%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 49 points in his 35:40 mins on the court and accounted for 4 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He ended up walking away with 6 dimes in 36:07 mins on the court, and he converted 11 out of 21 from the floor. Middleton ended up shooting 52.4% from the floor while also earning 26 points and 11 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 40-24 for the season. Milwaukee has tallied 7,634 points this year (119.3 per contest) and they pull down 48.0 rebounds per contest. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls per game and they connect on 75.8% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Bucks are shooting 48.6% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in basketball. They are getting an assist 25.5 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game. The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 20th in basketball in points given up per game with 113.0. The Milwaukee defense allows 37.6% on 3-point shots (931 of 2,477) and opponents are connecting on 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.9 assists and 43.6 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 16th and 15th in basketball. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the floor (3rd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-5.5) and over 231 points
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