Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 4/12/14
Milwaukee Bucks (14-64) at Washington Wizards (40-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -11.5 -- Over/Under: 200.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, NBATV
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards will play Saturday for the fourth and final time this season. The Wizards lead the series 2-1.
The Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak with a Friday victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks have now won just seven games since the beginning of February. On the season, the Bucks average 95.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allow 103.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Brandon Knight has been a spark for the Bucks lately, as he’s scored 22 or more points in three of his last four games. Still, the Bucks have allowed 14 of their last 16 opponents to top 100 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are 35-43 ATS overall and 19-20 ATS on the road.
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The Wizards are battling for better playoff position and have won three of their last five games. On the season, the Wizards average 100.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allow 99.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. The Wizards are shooting 48.4 percent from the field in their last five games, and John Wall has racked up double-digit assists in three of his last five games. The Wizards have split their last 10 home games. The Washington Wizards are 39-38-1 ATS overall and 15-23-1 ATS at home.
The Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Bucks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Washington.
I'm not sure how anyone would feel confident backing Washington and the points when the Wizards have been horrible against the number lately, especially at home. The Bucks are the worst team in the league, but at least they've been putting money in your pocket in certain situations. This is one of those times.
Take the Bucks and the points.