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Wizards home to Bucks in NBA betting action

Milwaukee BucksWashington Wizards
3-15December 06, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center9-9

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Wizards try to run the Bucks off the court at Verizon Center in pro hoops action.

The Wizards sport a record of 9-9 and 10-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bucks sit at 3-15 and 5-13 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-9 for the Wizards and 8-10 for the Bucks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Wizards as -8-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 191, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Wizards and the No. 27-rated Bucks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 89-81 win for the Wizards on Friday.

The Bucks were a 105-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of OVER bettors. Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 105-98 against Detroit in NBA action at Bradley Center.

The Wizards were a 98-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards grabbed a 98-80 win over the Magic on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Trevor Ariza at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 18-ranked offense (99.06 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 11 at 99.61 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 44.74% from the field per game, more than the Bucks have managed so far this season (41.66% on average).

A few Bucks at Wizards trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Milwaukee is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Milwaukee is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 7th
Washington home to Denver, Monday, December 9th