Milwaukee favored by 5.5 against Washington on Monday
Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
The Bucks will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Wizards at Bradley Center in NBA wagering action.
This season the Bucks are 25-24 overall and 23-25-1 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 14-35 and 31-17-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Milwaukee is 25-24 on the OU, and Washington is 20-28-1.
The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 195 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bucks rated this week at No. 14 and the Wizards sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-92 result in favor of the Bucks today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 97.7 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.3 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.3 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington won its last outing, an 89-74 result against the Nets on February 8. The Wizards covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 163 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Nene Hilario scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Washington on Friday, leading the Wizards to an 89-74 victory over Brooklyn at Verizon Center.
The Bucks were a 105-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of UNDER bettors. Brandon Jennings went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Detroit defeated Milwaukee, 105-100 at Bradley Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wizards at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 11 games
Washington at Detroit, Wednesday, February 13
Milwaukee home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 13