Milwaukee Bucks (55-16) at Washington Wizards (24-46)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +8 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Visa Athletic Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.8 points and 13.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.8 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards also need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 119.4 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Jordan McRae is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Shabazz Napier is dishing 3.8 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.
The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks have not looked good in the bubble and are easily the most disappointing team when you consider the true title contenders. Given the recent struggles, the fact they played yesterday and there's nothing to play for with them locking up the top seed in the East, the Bucks should rest a lot of their key players. I fully expect Antetokounmpo and others to either have limited minutes or not play at all. With that said, the Washington Wizards have been playing a G League roster this whole bubble experience and haven't been all the competitive during this six-game losing streak. No matter who plays for the Bucks, they should win this game rather comfortably. If they don't, there's bigger issues to worry about.
There's better betting options on Tuesday's NBA card, but I'll lay the chalk with the Bucks anyway.