Bucks vs Wizards Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 5, 2023

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The Milwaukee Bucks (45-18) visit the Washington Wizards (30-33) on March 5, 2023 at Capital One Arena. The Bucks are favored by six points as they enter the matchup 9-1 in their last 10 games. The over/under is set as 228.5 points for the outing.

How to bet Bucks vs. Wizards

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -229 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +187 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Bucks vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Bucks have played 63 games, with 35 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won 41, or 80.4%, of the 51 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 30 out of 63 opportunities (47.6%).

The Wizards have played 63 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Washington is 16-23 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 41% of those games). Wizards games this year have hit the over 31 times in 63 opportunities (49.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Bucks Leaders
Giannis Antetokounmpo 51 31.3 12 5.3 0.7 0.8 0.8
Jrue Holiday 52 19.9 5.1 7.3 1.2 0.3 2.4
Brook Lopez 62 14.9 6.6 1.3 0.5 2.4 1.9
Bobby Portis 52 13.8 9.7 1.7 0.5 0.2 1.2
Khris Middleton 21 13.2 4.1 4.1 0.7 0.1 1.4


Wizards Leaders
Bradley Beal 41 22.9 3.6 5.5 0.8 0.7 1.7
Kristaps Porzingis 53 22.8 8.5 2.6 0.9 1.5 2.1
Kyle Kuzma 58 21.4 7.3 3.8 0.5 0.5 2.6
Corey Kispert 55 9.4 2.8 1.2 0.5 0.1 1.9
Deni Avdija 61 8.8 6.3 2.5 0.9 0.5 0.9
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Bucks: Serge Ibaka: Out (Personal), Wesley Matthews: Out (Calf)

Wizards: Monte Morris: Out (Back)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee is scoring 115.5 points per game this season (11th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined on defense, ceding only 111.5 points per contest (fifth-best). The Bucks are putting up 119.6 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 8.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (111). The Bucks have been scoring 122.3 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 115.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Milwaukee ranks fourth-best in the NBA by draining 14.7 treys per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 11th in the league at 36.4%. This year, the Bucks have taken 55.4% two-pointers, accounting for 65.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 44.6% threes (34.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is 19th in the league in points scored (113.2 per game) and 13th in points allowed (113.2). At home the Wizards are putting up 113.1 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than they are averaging away (113.2). The Wizards are scoring 114.9 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 1.7 more than their average for the season (113.2).

Washington makes 11.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 20th and 14th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 63.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.6% of the Wizards’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.4% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Bucks, and we predict that Wizards will cover the spread (Bucks -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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