Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s game in the NBA. Winners of 3 straight games on the road the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Washington to take on the Wizards. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Injuries have slowed down the Bucks this season with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday both missing a decent chunk of games so far. That’s not really surprising considering their deep run in the postseason last year and those two going straight to the Tokyo Olympics after that. Giannis Antetokounmpo has tried to carry the load by himself, but he can only do so much. He had 25 points in their most recent loss to the Knicks, it was a game in which the Bucks let a 21-point lead slip away, mainly because of their depth. Tonight’s game will be a real test for Giannis, the Bucks have a positive record in head-to-head games against the Wizards – they’ve won 8 straight and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The buzz around this Wizards team is real after their 6-3 start, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a winner in Washington. Their home form in particular has been impressive at 4-1, with them beating teams like Memphis, Boston and Atlanta. Bradley Beal is slowly getting back into the groove, but it’s not just him as 7 players scored in double figures in their latest win over Memphis on Friday. They rank 7th in the NBA in points per game and are doing all this without their 15-point per game scorer Rui Hachimura who is out with an injury. Spencer Dinwiddie has stepped up in his absence and is scoring 17.1 points per game, center Montrezl Harrel has been dominant on the inside with 18 and 9.7 rebounds per game.
Milwaukee just isn’t clicking right now and that is totally fine. It will take them some time to get over the hangover effect after winning the NBA title last season. Their main priority right now is to get Holiday and Middleton back, until that happens I’m not confident in them winning a ton of games, despite having a 2-time MVP in their ranks. Washington has won 4 of 5 at home, they make it 5 of 6 tonight here.
Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Pick & Prediction
Wizards Money Line is available at 125 odds on bet365!
Washington scores a lot, but they also allow a lot of points, especially in head-to-head meetings against tonight’s opponent. The total has gone over in 8 straight games between them, the two teams have averaged an incredible 250.3 points per game in those games. The last 5 played at Washington have all gone over the total as well, which just adds extra confidence in our bet here. Milwaukee currently ranks 5th in pace of play, with them being not so efficient to start the season, that’s a recipe for disaster against a quality Washington team. Wizards are 7th in the NBA in points per game, look for them to reach their season average with ease here. Give me the over on the total.
Over 221.5 Total Points available at -110 odds on bet365!