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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards - 2/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 230
TV Channel
ESPN, FSWI, NSWA
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The Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Washington Wizards could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 24.8  points and 5.1 rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 15.2 points and 4.2 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost 11 of their last 13 road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.7 points and 12.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.3 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won their last four home games.

The Wizards are 18-38 ATS in their last 56 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 16-5-2 ATS in their last 23 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 10-4 in Bucks last 14 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall.

In every sport you can find a team or two that just covers numbers regardless of what the number is, and you tend to blindly back that team until the finish line and profit quite nicely. The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-19-3 ATS this season and 16-9-1 ATS at home. The Bucks are winning by an average of 10 points on the season, 10.4 points in their last five games and 14.3 points at home. The Bucks have also seen 13 of their last 15 wins come by double digits. The Washington Wizards are better than advertised and are capable of putting up a fight, but you can't bet against those numbers. I'll continue blindly backing the Bucks.

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -11.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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