Wizards vs. Bucks NBA Odds and Preview – March 24th, 2022

The Bucks play host to the Wizards at the Fiserv Forum on Thursday night. This is the final regular-season meeting of the two, with the series tied at 1-1. Milwaukee pulled off a comfortable 14-point win over Washington last February, while Wes Unseld Jr. and company drew first blood in November. The Bucks look good with eight wins in their last ten games. However, the Wizards are in a bit of a slump with only two wins in ten games.

Get a full preview of the Wizards vs. Bucks game down below. Nitrobetting goes over the game’s important points, including event details, team and player stats, and the latest NBA betting odds. More than that, we share crucial betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.

Wizards vs. Bucks Game Information

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Why Bet on the Washington Wizards?

The Wizards have been in a deep ditch with a poor record in the last ten games, but the side hopes to build some momentum after a win over the Lakers. Although the glory was short-lived following a defeat in the hands of the Rockets, they did put an end to an already lengthy six-game losing streak.

Overall, the Wizards record 108.3 points (22nd) per game on 46.8% shooting (sixth). They find difficulty shooting three-pointers at 33.9% (26th), but can hold up to short and mid-range shooting with a 54.0% two-point percentage. Having good ball movement is also a plus for the squad as they average 24.6 assists (13th) per game.

Defense is where the Wizards have to catch up. They have to improve their numbers this time to hold off the Bucks’ attacking side. As a team, the Wizards average 111.6 opponent points (18th) per game and 46.2% opponent shooting (17th). They are impressive when it comes to defending two-point attempts and keeping opponents to 51.9% within the arc (sixth).

Kyle Kuzma is expected to be out until tomorrow, March 25. We expect Rui Hachimura to fill in the position while the starting forward recovers.

Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Bucks have been on fire lately. Their 28-point victory over the Bulls was a great way to bounce back from a 19-point defeat to the Timberwolves. Milwaukee has a shot at taking the Eastern Conference top spot now that they are only a few wins behind Miami.

Overall statistics tell us that the Bucks do great on offense and defense. The team averages 115.1 points per game and is good for the second-best record in the league right now, supporting it with 46.6% shooting (11th). The hosts can shoot from short and long-range, averaging 54.1$ from two points (seventh) and 36.9% from downtown (fourth).

The Bucks have solid numbers that keep opponents to 111.1 points (16th) per game on 45.2% shooting (ninth). It should be enough to put pressure on the Wizards, but having stronger rebounding numbers gives the team more edge defensively. As a team, they lead the league in defensive boards with 36.6 defensive rebounds per game.

Khris Middleton is likely to return after this game, so don’t expect him to suit up in their final bout against the Wizards. Grayson Allen is anticipated to cover for Middleton in the meantime.

Wizards vs. Bucks Betting Trends

  • The Wizards are 4-6 in the last ten road games against the Bucks (5-5 ATS).
  • The Wizards are 1-2 in the last three games (2-1 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Wizards’ last five road games against the Bucks.
  • The Bucks are 7-3 in the last ten games at Fiserv Forum (5-5 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 2-1 in the last three games against the Wizards (1-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Bucks’ last five home games.

Wizards vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction

The Bucks without Khris Middleton means less scoring and defensive firepower for the Bucks. But, we all know that Giannis Antetokounmpo is capable of carrying his team to a win. He retains the services of Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis–both of which were instrumental in their championship run last season. The Bucks holding onto homecourt advantage is also a huge plus for the favorites. Nevertheless, we shouldn’t write off the Wizards just yet. They already proved that they can get a win over the Bucks while covering the spread remains doable for the squad.

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