The Capital One Arena plays host to an Eastern Conference matchup between the Washington Wizards (30-33) and Milwaukee Bucks (45-18) on Sunday. The Washington Wizards enter the game ranked tenth in the conference, nine spots behind leaders Milwaukee Bucks. Despite losing their previous game, the Milwaukee Bucks are confident of a quick comeback. They are the 4-point road favorites and should prove a handful for the Washington Wizards.
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks Moneyline
Go for the Milwaukee Bucks to win (1.59) on the moneyline at MD sports betting sites.
Odds are not in favor of the Washington Wizards according to the oddsmakers, with +150 moneyline odds set for a home win. The hosts have been struggling at Capital One Arena lately, losing six out of their last ten home games. Their last match ended in a 109-116 defeat to the Toronto Raptors. Despite losing 130-133 to the Philadelphia 76ers last time, the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to bounce back. The visitors are the moneyline favorites to win, with -170 odds available for an away win. These low odds are likely because of their seven-game winning streak on the road.
Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Washington Wizards, winning the last game 123-113 at Fiserv Forum on January 2023.
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks Spread
Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks -4.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The Milwaukee Bucks open up as the 4-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. They’ve triumphed in three of their last five trips to the Capital One Arena, winning by an average of 10.0 points.
This season, the Washington Wizards have gone 30-31-2 ATS in all games. Their record at the Capital One Arena is 12-16-1 ATS. The hosts are 4-6 ATS from their past ten games at Capital One Arena, going 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Milwaukee Bucks have a 16-12-2 ATS road record for the season, going 36-24-3 ATS in all games. Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks against the spread has been a bit of a gold mine of late. They have covered in five of their past five road games, and are 7-2 ATS in the last ten overall.
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks Total
Take Total over 229.0 (1.91) on the total.
The past ten games between the Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks averaged 225.3 points. This is a sign that both teams have great offensive capabilities and are primed for a high-scoring affair on Sunday.
The total line for the most recent showdown between the Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks is set at 229.0, which is 15.0 points higher than their five-game average of 214 points.
The last three Washington Wizards games went over. Their record for the season is now 30-30 O/U. Against the total, the Washington Wizards have gone over in three of their past five home games. They are 5-5 O/U in the last ten overall.
The Milwaukee Bucks have gone 8-22 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 29-33 O/U. The last five Milwaukee Bucks games surpassed the total on three occasions, averaging 223.0 points per game.
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Milwaukee Bucks (-170) | Washington Wizards (+150)
- Against the spread (ATS): Milwaukee Bucks -4.0 (-110) | Washington Wizards +4.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 229.0 (-110) | (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards are on a four game winning run against Central opponents ahead of their latest divisional matchup. They previously came away with a 109-116 result against the Toronto Raptors, which gave them a 6-4 record across their past 10 matches.
Going into Sunday’s game, the Washington Wizards have been fairly average in terms of their offensive output, averaging 113.2 points per contest. The home defense ranks approximately in the middle of the league for points allowed, having restricted opponents to 113.2 per game.
Last season, the Washington Wizards had a disappointing record of 35-47, finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. However, the hosts have had a much better showing this year, with a 30-33 record and tenth seed in the Eastern Conference, leaving them poised to compete in the Play-In Tournament.
Monte Morris is the only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards ahead of Sunday’s game.
Milwaukee Bucks Form
Not even 130 points from the Milwaukee Bucks could spare them defeat in their last match. The visitors lost 130-133 to the Philadelphia 76ers. They’re on a 9-1 run now, with a 18-12 road record this season.
The Milwaukee Bucks average 115.5 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. Defensively, the away team hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 110.8 points in the last five matches and 111.5 points for the season.
Last season’s Conference semi-finalists are on the cusp of another playoff berth. The Milwaukee Bucks have had an impressive 45-18 regular season so far, ranking top of both the Eastern Conference and Central Division standings.
The Milwaukee Bucks have only one injury worry concerning Wesley Matthews before the match on Sunday.
Washington Wizards VS Milwaukee Bucks H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 123-113 win for the Milwaukee Bucks. The encounter took place at the Fiserv Forum in January 2023. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Milwaukee Bucks should be confident. They took seven victories over the Washington Wizards during this run, losing on only three occasions.
The Washington Wizards tallied 111.3 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Milwaukee Bucks. The latter managed an average of 114 points in comparison.