Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
The Milwaukee Bucks (31-21) will try to defeat the Washington Wizards (23-26) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday.
The Wizards faced off with the Grizzlies and ended up losing by a score of 115-95 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Wizards ended up with 12 and the Grizzlies racked up 9 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of 31 attempts from long range. Memphis ended up shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 12 attempts. Additionally, Memphis grabbed 39 rebounds (21 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Memphis recorded 60 dimes and had 24 steals in the matchup. With regard to defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 46.0% from the floor on 46 of 100 shooting. They also distributed 27 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 15 of 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Washington ended having earned a 41.7% FG percentage (35 of 84) and converted 10 out of their 29 three-point attempts.
Kyle Kuzma is one player who was important for the contest. Kuzma walked away from this one shooting 64.7% from the field and totaled 3 assists. He was on the court for 36 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. He racked up 30 points on 11 out of 17 shooting.
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Washington will take the court with a win-loss mark of 23-26 on the year. They are giving up possession 13.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Washington is snagging 44.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,180 assists for the season, which is 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are hitting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (494 of 1,524) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.6 points per game (20th in the league) while hitting 46.5% from the field.
On defense, the Wizards are able to force 11.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,125 relinquished for the campaign. The Wizards defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (1,989 of 4,373) and they relinquish 44.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 35.0% on 3-point shots and they rank 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks took a loss by a final score of 136-100 against the Nuggets. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Milwaukee allowed Denver to pull down 34 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 53.5% from three-point range by connecting on 23 out of 43 and finished the contest at 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Bucks allowed the Nuggets to knock down 53 out of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 60.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Bucks finished 37 out of 78 from the field which gave them a rate of 47.4%. In reference to 3-point shots, Milwaukee buried 10 out of their 30 attempts (33.3%). They were able to bury 16 of those for a clip of 72.7%. The Nuggets had 8 personal fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Bucks earned 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the game. He knocked down 9 of 19 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo recorded 29 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes for this contest.
Milwaukee has a mark of 31-21 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 17th in basketball. Milwaukee has totaled 5,811 points on the campaign (111.8 per game) and they average 46.8 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per contest (20th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 13.9 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they go 78.1% from the free throw line.
The Bucks on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the league in points allowed per contest with 108.8. They have forced 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (8th in the league). The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.2% on 3-point shots (735 of 2,152) and their opponents are making 75.3% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.9 dimes and 45.1 boards per game, which is 21st and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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