Washington Wizards vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 11/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (5-5) at Washington Wizards (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSWI, CSNB
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards square off Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Greg Monroe is averaging 17.8 points and 10.2 rebounds while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. Khris Middleton is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 6.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from downtown and are 2-2 when topping 100 points this season. The Bucks have to get back to their defensive ways to get back on track. The Bucks have won five of their last seven regular season road games. O.J. Mayo is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
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The Washington Wizards also look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 45.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.4 points and 8.5 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.6 assists. The Washington Wizards are getting 71.1 points from their starters and are 3-2 this season when scoring more than 100 points. Like the Bucks, the Wizards just need to be more consistent defensively to get over these early inconsistencies. The Wizards are 2-2 this season on their home court. Bradley Beal is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams aren't playing to the level I expected. The defense has been subpar at best from both teams. When it's said and done, the Wizards are at home and have the best overall player on the court in Wall. I like Washington and the small number.