Milwaukee Bucks (22-20) at Washington Wizards (25-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -5 -- Over/Under: 214.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards meet Monday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks could use a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 9.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.4 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.5 points and 9.1 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Bucks are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-11-3 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington, the favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks continue to stink up the joint on the road as of late, and they're on the end of a back to back, having to travel from Miami to Washington and play an early game. The Washington Wizards continue to play their best ball on their home court where they're outscoring teams by 5.8 points this season. The Wizards have done nothing against the number lately, but you have to like them against a Bucks squad that stinks on the road and played yesterday. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.