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NBA Bucks vs Washington Wizards Prediction 4/2/2024

The Milwaukee Bucks (47-27) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (14-61) on Tuesday, April 2nd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Bucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In the Bucks’ most recent game against the Hawks, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 36 points while going 12/22 from the field. Khris Middleton also contributed 21 points as the Bucks won by a score of 122-113 vs. the Hawks.

Across their last ten games, the Bucks are 6-4 and come into today’s game vs. the Wizards with a 47-27 overall record. When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are 32-14 compared to a 15-13 mark in non-conference matchups.

Milwaukee’s ATS record sits below .500 (33-41). The Bucks have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 28-34 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards fell to the Heat by a score of 119-107. Turning the tide, the Wizards picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 66-59.

Heading into today’s game against the Bucks, the Wizards are 14-61 overall. In the Eastern Conference, they are 14th and are 5th in the Southeast division.

For this season, Washington has an ATS record of 33-41, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. In their last three games as favorites, the Wizards have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 32-35 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

Today, the Bucks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 120.4 points per game (4th).

Heading into the game, the Bucks are the 4th highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 120.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 117.8 points per game.

In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the league, averaging 100.4 possessions per game. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (4th).

Overall, the Bucks are 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are 28th in offensive rebounds and 15th in assists.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Through 75 games the Wizards are averaging 113.3 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA.

At home, the Wizards are averaging 112.4 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 113.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Wizards are 17th in the league at 46%. From three-point range, they are 21st in made threes at 12.2 per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 42.7% of their games. In terms of pace, Washington leads the league at 102.2 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, the Wizards are 9th in the NBA at 27.9 per game.

When it comes to free throws, the Wizards are 28th in the NBA in both attempts and makes at 15.4 per game. On the offensive glass, they are 26th in the league with 9.4 offensive rebounds per game.

Bucks Team Defense

On defense, the Bucks are ranked 21st in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 58.1% of their games. Inside the arc, the Bucks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.8% and 35.6% from three-point territory.

Wizards Team Defense

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 123.0 points per contest. So far this season, the Wizards’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 8th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.8 times per game vs. Washington.

Key Players For The Bucks And Wizards

In today’s game, we anticipate Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the scoring for the Bucks, contributing 31 points while shooting 12/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 30.8 points per game, in addition to 11.5 rebounds.

On the other side, Jordan Poole is our projected leading scorer for the Wizards. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 41.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 17 points per game.

Bucks vs Wizards Trends

  • In their last three road games, Milwaukee has averaged 113 points per game while allowing 114. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • Across their three previous home games, Washington has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 3-7 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Milwaukee has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.

Bucks vs Wizards Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Bucks vs. Wizards matchup, we’re leaning towards the Wizards at +13.5. Although our projections show the Bucks winning 118-109, we suggest placing your bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228.5, and our model projects the Bucks and Wizards to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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