Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports WI
Fiserv Forum is where the Milwaukee Bucks (45-27) will meet the Washington Wizards (30-41) on Thursday.
The Wizards took the court against the Rockets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-97 in their last contest. Washington ended having earned a 41.2% FG percentage (35 out of 85) and converted 6 of their 29 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wizards buried 21 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 47 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 dimes in this contest while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 42 out of 85 shooting. Houston doled out 44 dimes and had 30 steals for this game. Moreover, Houston pulled down 38 rebounds (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Houston walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of their 13 tries. They also made 20 out of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. Regarding personal fouls, the Wizards ended up walking away with 15 while the Rockets totaled 12 personal fouls.
Kristaps Porzingis is a player who was a major factor for the game. He ended up scoring 22 points on 7 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins and grabbed 13 boards. Porzingis finished the game shooting 38.9% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes.
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Washington comes into this game with a mark of 30-41 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 43.2 boards per contest and has earned 1,747 assists on the season, which ranks 16th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Wizards are hitting 33.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (740 of 2,184) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 108.3 pts per contest (22nd in the NBA) while shooting 46.8% from the field.
On defense, the Wizards are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They concede 35.8% on 3-pointers and they are 18th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.6). The Wizards are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (2,919 of 6,312) and they concede 44.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 7th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,665 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 126-98 when they played the Bulls. The Bucks were able to corral 48 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 53 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. The Bulls committed 7 fouls for the matchup which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for 20 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 12 of 28 tries (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks went 50 out of 82 from the floor which had them sitting at 61.0%. The Bucks permitted the Bulls to convert 39 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4% in this contest. They shot 39.4% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 33 and ended up going 7 out of 13 at the charity stripe (53.8%). In reference to rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Chicago to grab 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jrue Holiday was important for the Bucks in the game. Holiday accumulated 27 points in his 32 mins of playing time and totaled 7 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 12 of 17 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 70.6%, but finished without a board.
Milwaukee has a mark of 45-27 on the season. The Bucks commit 18.2 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.7 times per contest (19th in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.4 times per contest. Milwaukee has earned 8,285 points so far this season (115.1 per game) and they pull down 46.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Bucks are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 11th in basketball.
The Milwaukee defense surrenders 35.2% from downtown (1,030 of 2,925) and their opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.4 assists and 44.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 23rd and 17th in basketball. The Bucks on defense are ranked 16th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.1. They have forced 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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