Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Just 48 hours after their game at Fiserv Forum, the Bucks and Wizards run it back one more time in the same building tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Bucks lost the game on Sunday fairly easily 118-95. It has to be said that they were heavily shorthanded as they rested Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, their three best players. At least two of them are expected back, which should level the playing field a bit here.
Khris Middleton continues to sit out games with his knee injury, there is concern that he might not be at 100% come playoff time. With just 1 win in their last 6 games, the Bucks are in midst of their worst stretch of basketball this season. They’ve not covered the spread in their last 6 meetings against East teams, but yet despite all that they are 8.5 point favorites entering tonight’s game. That might be due to the fact that they’ve beaten the Wizards in 5 of the last 6 meetings at Fiserv Forum.
Washington was also shorthanded in that game on Sunday, but not as severely as the Bucks. Bradley Beal missed that game, so it was up to Rui Hachimura and Kristaps Porzingis to step up and they fully delivered with 26 and 22 points in the win.
Beal has been upgraded to questionable ahead of tonight’s game, he’s dealing with a minor hamstring issue and his team is taking no chances risking further injury. Washington’s record against Milwaukee isn’t all that impressive, over the last 12 meetings they’ve won just twice, however this game couldn’t come at a better time for them as they are currently on a 5-game win streak. Taj Gibson is another player that is listed as questionable with a groin injury, so there could be some weaknesses for Giannis and co. to exploit on the inside here.
Before taking Sunday’s game off, Giannis was on a streak of back-to-back 40-point and 20 rebound games. The rest should do him good here, I fully expect him to carry the Bucks to a win here, so let’s back them to cover.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
If Milwaukee is going to win big, they’ll do it by scoring a ton of points as that’s how they’ve been playing at home all season long. In 19 games they are 12-7 on the O/U, and their last 5 of 7 most recent games have all seen the over cash. Their games against the Wizards have generally produced a lot of points, I would disregard Sunday’s total as both teams were heavily shorthanded due to injuries. That should change tonight, especially for Milwaukee as they get around 55+ points worth of players back from injury.
The last 10 meetings have produced 6 overs and 4 under, with a total of 239.4 points per game scored. If Beal plays here I think we can count on a high scoring game from both sides. Let’s back the points.