Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards are hosting the Milwaukee Bucks at Capital One Arena on Monday.
The Bucks took the court against the 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 133-130 in their last contest. Milwaukee ended with a 53.0% field goal percentage (44 of 83) and buried 17 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bucks buried 25 of their 28 tries for a rate of 89.3%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 43 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 dimes in this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 42 of 84 shooting. Philadelphia distributed 24 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Philadelphia pulled down 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Philadelphia ended up shooting 83.8% at the charity stripe by converting 31 of their 37 tries. They also converted 18 of 37 tries from beyond the perimeter. Concerning personal fouls, the Bucks ended up finishing with 23 while the 76ers racked up 21 personal fouls.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who had an impact for the game. Antetokounmpo finished the contest at 42.9% from the field and earned 4 dimes. He was on the court for 35 minutes played and grabbed 13 boards. He totaled 34 points on 9 out of 21 shooting.
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Milwaukee will play this game with a win-loss record of 45-18 so far this year. They currently have an average of 115.5 pts per game (11th in the league) while shooting 46.6% from the floor. The Bucks are shooting 36.4% on 3-point shots (923 of 2,538) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Milwaukee is collecting 49.2 rebounds per game and has earned 1,567 dimes this year, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Bucks have forced 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.1 fouls. They currently rank 1st in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,437 relinquished on the campaign. The Bucks are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.2% (2,620 of 5,798) and they concede 44.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 5th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.5).
The last time they took the court, the Wizards took a defeat with a final score of 116-109 when they played the Raptors. The Wizards were able to snag 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 24 times, while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Raptors had 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of those for a rate of 86.4%. With respect to three-point shots, Washington knocked down 14 of 24 tries (58.3%). Overall, the Wizards finished 38 out of 75 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.7%. The Wizards permitted the Raptors to make 47 of 90 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2% in this contest. They finished 40.0% from distance via 12 of 30 and finished the game at 10 of 14 at the charity stripe (71.4%). In relation to team rebounding, Washington permitted Toronto to get 34 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards for this contest. He buried 9 of 14 for the contest for a rate of 64.3%, and had 11 rebounds. Porzingis tallied 22 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 4 assists for this game.
Washington has a win-loss record of 30-33 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards are connecting on 48.5% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the NBA. Washington has accounted for 7,129 pts on the campaign (113.2 per contest) and they grab 43.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 25.3 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. The Wizards commit 18.9 fouls every game and they hit 78.5% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense gives up 35.6% on 3-pointers (735 of 2,062) and their opponents are connecting on 80.5% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.8 assists and 42.8 total rebounds per game, ranking them 7th and 11th in basketball. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.2. They are forcing 12.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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