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NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. Bucks

Washington WizardsMilwaukee Bucks
Dec 30, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

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The visiting Wizards hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Bradley Center against the Bucks.

The Bucks currently sports a record of 1-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Wizards are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bucks post a 1-0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 0-2 against the number.

View Washington vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 183.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bucks at No. 15 and the Wizards at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-81 result in favor of the Bucks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 26 in the league with 35.5 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 27 with 3.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 101-83 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Wizards got 21 points from Nick Young, but it was Atlanta that prevailed in a 101-83 final on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 98-95 winner as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bucks grabbed a 98-95 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Brandon Jennings at Bradley Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Wizards at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Washington
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Sunday, January 1
Milwaukee at Denver, Monday, January 2

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