Bucks at Wizards - 1/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (15-23) at Washington Wizards (17-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, CSNB
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Jerryd Bayless is doubtful with an ankle injury.
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The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 9.6 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 12.5 points and 5.7 rebounds. Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists and Jared Dudley is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last 10 home games. Kris Humphries and Marcin Gortat are questionable.
The Bucks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Wizards have found ways to hang around despite all of their injuries. The Bucks are wildily inconsistent and are coming off a hard played game Tuesday against the Bulls. I'll take Washington and the reasonable chalk.