Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 11/20/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: Monumental Sports Network
The Washington Wizards (2-10) welcome the Milwaukee Bucks (9-4) at Capital One Arena on Monday.
The Bucks played the Mavericks and went home with a win by a final score of 132-125 in their last game. Milwaukee wrapped up the game having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (49 out of 94) and knocked down 17 out of their 45 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bucks made 17 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. With respect to rebounding, they collected a total of 41 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 assists for the game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing defending, Milwaukee allowed 49.5% from the floor on 51 out of 103 shooting. Dallas dished out 27 dimes and had 1 steal for this contest. Moreover, Dallas pulled down 49 boards (11 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Dallas ended up shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by burying 7 of 10 attempts. They made 16 of 47 shots from beyond the perimeter. With respect to personal fouls, the Bucks ended up finishing with 16 and the Mavericks had 16 personal fouls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who came through for the contest. Antetokounmpo ended up going 69.2% from the field and also totaled 7 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes and also collected 15 rebounds. He ended up scoring 40 points on 18 out of 26 shooting.
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Milwaukee will take the court with a record of 9-4 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling in 41.5 boards per game and is sitting with 311 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 16th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are shooting 38.1% from downtown (191 of 501) and 76.5% from the free throw line. They average 119.2 pts per game (5th in the league) while connecting on 49.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Bucks are forcing 13.7 turnovers every game and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 335 surrendered for the season. The Bucks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (559 of 1,211) and they surrender 46.7 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 34.9% on 3-pointers and they rank 23rd in the league in PPG allowed (116.8).
The last time they took the court, the Wizards walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-99 against the Knicks. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Washington allowed New York to snag 48 overall (14 on the offensive side). They finished 42.1% from beyond the arc by connecting on 16 out of 38 and ended up shooting 14 of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Wizards allowed the Knicks to knock down 45 out of their 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.5% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Wizards finished shooting 37 out of 82 from the field which had them at 45.1%. In reference to shots from downtown, Washington buried 10 of their 32 tries (31.3%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 93.8%. The Knicks were called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Wizards collected 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 32 for this contest.
Kyle Kuzma ended up having an impact for the Wizards in the matchup. He converted 8 of 21 for this contest giving him a rate of 38.1%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Kuzma racked up 19 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and added 5 dimes in this game.
Washington has a mark of 2-10 on the season. The Wizards are responsible for committing 19.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 27.3 times per game (8th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.8 times per game. Washington has accounted for 1,369 points this year (114.1 per contest) and they pull in 38.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards are hitting on 47.6% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in basketball.
The Washington defense gives up 35.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (155 of 435) and their opposition knocks down 77.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 29.2 dimes and 50.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 30th and 30th in basketball. The Wizards defensively are ranked 28th in basketball in PPG given up with 122.9. They are forcing their opponents into 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 49.6% from the field (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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