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Wizards visit Bucks in hoops battle

Washington WizardsMilwaukee Bucks
32-29March 08, 2014, 09:00 | Bradley Center12-49

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Wizards travelling to Milwaukee Saturday to face the Bucks on Saturday.

The Bucks sport a record of 12-49 and 25-35-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 32-29 and 33-26-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 35-26 for the Bucks and 34-27 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Bucks were listed as a 5.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 204 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bucks rated this week at No. 29 and the Wizards sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-84 result in favor of the Wizards today.

The Wizards were a 104-91 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington got 26 points from Trevor Ariza en route to a 104-91 victory over Utah on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Pelicans on March 7. The Bucks earned a push in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Khris Middleton went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New Orleans defeated Milwaukee, 112-104 at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 25-rated squad against Washington's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 18 in the league with 7.33 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7.84 per outing.

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Monday, March 10th
Milwaukee home to Orlando, Monday, March 10th