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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards - 3/8/14

Washington Wizards (32-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (12-48)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +8 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Washington Wizards travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Saturday night NBA action.

Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The Bucks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall, but just 19-41 ATS in their last 60 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Wizards on the other hand are 22-7 ATS in their last 29 road games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

I like the over here. Are you ready? The over is 4-1 in Wizards last five road games and 4-1 in their last five overall. Meanwhile, the over is a perfect 4-0 in Milwaukee's last four home games and 6-0 in their last six overall. The over is also 6-1-1 in their last eight meetings against each other.

I took the over in the Bucks game last night in New Orleans and it was an easy winner, so why change things up now? With nothing left to play for, Milwaukee clearly isn't interested in playing any defense as they have given up an average of 106 points during their last six outings, and that's even after holding the offensively challenged Utah Jazz to 88 in a recent home game.

During those same six games, the Bucks have averaged a surprising 107 points per, which is 13 up from their season average.
Speaking of improving offense, the Wizards have gone to another level recently, despite the absence of Nene. Washington has poured in an average of 115.8 points during their last five. Having said that, there average would be smaller had that not gone to triple overtime against the Toronto Raptors a couple of weeks back, but still.

This is a no-brainer pick if you ask me. O.J. will be missing for the Bucks in this meeting after an altercation last night, but he has been a big disappointment in Milwaukee this season, but he is still one of my shooting guards in the NBA. Just on Mayo, I really hope he lands on a team like Chicago soon, I could see him coming off the bench and becoming one of the best sixth men in the game. It's his destiny.

Take the over...

Dan’s Pick: Over 203.5

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards - 3/8/14

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