The Milwaukee Bucks (23-13) host the Washington Wizards (17-21) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The contest tips at 8:00 PM ET and airs on NBC. The Bucks are 8-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The point total is 229.5 points in this contest.
How to bet Bucks vs. Wizards
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -317 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +251 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.
Bucks vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Wizards Betting Trends
The Bucks have 18 wins against the spread in 36 games this year. Milwaukee has been the favorite in 29 games this season and has come away with the win 21 times (72.4%) in those contests. Bucks games this year have hit the over on 18 of 38 set point totals.
The Wizards have 17 wins against the spread in 38 games this season. Washington has been the underdog on the moneyline 25 total times this season. DC has gone 9-16 in those games. Wizards games this season have gone over the total in 18 of 38 opportunities (47.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Illness), George Hill: Out (Illness), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)
Wizards: Bradley Beal: Questionable (Hamstring), Taj Gibson: Out (Groin)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
With 112.4 points per game on offense, Milwaukee ranks 19th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it cedes 110.7 points per contest, which ranks sixth in the league. The Bucks are averaging 117.2 points per game this season at home, which is 10.1 more points than they’re averaging on the road (107.1). The Bucks’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 113.5 points per contest compared to the 112.4 they’ve averaged this year.
Milwaukee ranks eighth in the NBA with 12.9 threes per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 20th with a 34.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Bucks are attempting 51.9 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 57.9% of the shots they’ve taken (and 68.3% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 37.8 three-pointers per contest, which are 42.1% of their shots (and 31.7% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Offensively Washington is the 20th-ranked team in the NBA (112.1 points per game). Defensively it is 13th (112.4 points allowed per game). The Wizards are scoring more points at home (112.7 per game) than away (111.6). The Wizards are scoring 116.8 points per contest in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 112.1.
Beyond the arc, Washington is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.9). It is 18th in 3-point percentage at 34.5%. The Wizards take 63.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74% of the Wizards’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 26% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Bucks, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Bucks -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.
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