Milwaukee Bucks (24-14) at Washington Wizards (14-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +9.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards meet Monday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29 points and 11.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and 5.7 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing seven rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.1 points and 9.8 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing three rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 Monday games. The over is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 home games. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks are obviously going to be big favorites, but these clubs just played each other a few days ago and the Wizards hung around. The Washington Wizards are playing their best basketball of the season despite some recent losses, and they're 13-5 against the spread when an underdog of five or more points. The Bucks are capable of blowing the doors off the Wizards, but I'm leaning toward the free buckets with Washington. This is too many points to pass up.