Bucks vs. Wizards - 2/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (22-27) at Milwaukee Bucks (20-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSWI
The Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Washington Wizards could use a nice win after losing six of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20.1 points and 9.9 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.9 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won five of their last eight road games. Gary Neal is questionable with a thigh injury.
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The Milwaukee Bucks also need a victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.7 points and 3.9 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.8 points and 9.7 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing seven rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing five assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last six home games.
The Wizards are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Wizards are the better team here and have actually had impressive success as of late on the road. I just don't have much faith in the Bucks, as the defense has taken a step back and the inconsistent play has been a serious issue. A healthy Beal and Wall should be able to get Washington in the win column.