The Milwaukee Bucks (23-12) host the Washington Wizards (16-21) at Fiserv Forum, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The Wizards are only 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is 220 points for this matchup.
How to bet Bucks vs. Wizards
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -136 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +115 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 220 points.
Bucks vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 1, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Wizards Betting Trends
The Bucks have played 35 games, with 18 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has been chosen as the favorite in 28 games this year and has walked away with the win 21 times (75%) in those games. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 37 opportunities (48.6%).
In the Wizards’ 37 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Washington has put together an 8-16 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Wizards games this season have gone over the point total 18 times in 37 opportunities (48.6%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: George Hill: Out (Illness), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Out (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Out (Illness), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)
Wizards: Taj Gibson: Out (Groin), Bradley Beal: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
On offense, Milwaukee is posting 112.9 points per game (17th-ranked in league). It is ceding 110.5 points per contest at the other end (sixth-ranked). The Bucks are scoring 118.4 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 107.1 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 113.2 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 112.9 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
Milwaukee is eighth in the NBA with 12.9 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 20th with a 34.5% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Bucks have taken 58.1% two-pointers and 41.9% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s baskets, 68.5% are two-pointers and 31.5% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
On offense Washington is the 20th-ranked squad in the NBA (111.9 points per game). On defense it is 15th (112.9 points conceded per game). At home, the Wizards average 112.7 points per game. On the road, they average 111.3. The Wizards are putting up 115 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 3.1 more than their average for the season (111.9).
Washington makes 11 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 24th and 17th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Wizards have taken 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26.4% of the Wizards’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.6% have been 2-pointers.
Bucks vs. Wizards Predictions and Pick
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