Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks - 2/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (23-27) at Milwaukee Bucks (21-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center tonight.
The Wizards have lost six of their last nine games but they will be looking to build on Tuesday's 111-108 win over the Knicks. John Wall led the offense with 28 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal added 26 points while Marcin Gortat had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Wizards snuck past the Knicks who were playing their first game since the firing of head coach Derek Fisher. Washington is now 23-27 on the season overall and 12-11 on the road which leaves them 2.5 games behind the eighth-placed Hornets in the Eastern Conference standings, so they have some work to do if they plan on making some noise in the playoffs this season.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks had lost seven of their last eight before snapping a five-game losing streak with a 112-111 win over the Celtics on Tuesday. Greg Monroe led the team in scoring with 29 points off the bench while Khris Middleton added 20 points, but there was definitely an element of luck in their win as the Bucks blew a 19-point lead and but snuck away with the victory on a free-throw from Middleton with just 0.6 seconds left in the game. With the win, Milwaukee improved to 21-32 on the season which leaves them six games out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Wizards are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 against the Eastern Conference, while the Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Wizards are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee.
Neither team is coming into this game with much form to speak of, but I'm leaning towards the Wizards who have won both meetings earlier this season, the latest by 106-101 back on Jan 13.