Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards Pick
The Milwaukee Bucks (37-13) and the Washington Wizards (22-29) will square off in an Eastern Conference clash set to take place at the Capital One Arena in D.C. The tip is set for 7:00 PM ET and will be televised on FSN. Despite there being a great contrast in each teams' records, the Wizards have controlled this series as of late as they emerge on a two-game winning streak against the Bucks. These two teams last met here on January 13th, and the Wizards orchestrated an upset as a 1.5-point underdog when they defeated the Bucks 123-116.
Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards Overview
Milwaukee extended its winning streak to two games after defeating the Toronto Raptors in an impressive road win on Thursday. The Deers closed as a 2.5-point underdog but handed Toronto its fifth loss on its own court in the 105-92 victory. Overall, Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in their last ten outings.
The Wizards snapped a two-game losing streak on Wednesday when they hosted a Victor Oladipo-less Indiana Pacers. The Wizards closed as a one-point favorite but made it look far easier when they took down the Pacers by a score of 107-89.
Reasons To Avoid Milwaukee
Thursday's win for Milwaukee sets up Bucks takers for an overlay. Winning in the Great White North is a superlative unto itself. To do it in the manner which Milwaukee did can set up the Bucks for an overreaction from the general public and it looks one is taking place with 69% of the consensus fancying the road points here. Given Milwaukee's overall good form as of late, while also owning the best record in the NBA, this propensity is heightened.
Reasons To Back Washington
In addition to owning the emotional edge in this series by their recent successes, the Wizards can also take advantage of home court in this contest. Despite holding a losing record on the year, Washington is a force on its own court as they are 15-9 SU in the Capital One Arena. The Wizards have knocked off some good teams on their own hardwood this season besides Milwaukee once already, including Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Houston, and both teams from Los Angeles. This is a team that also took Boston and Toronto to overtime in D.C. This team will be fired up and very dangerous to give this kind of cushion.
Bucks at Wizards Prediction 02/02/2019
An upset is not of the question here once again as the Wizards will come out swinging to make yet another statement in their own stead. Milwaukee will more apt to awaits them in the District of Columbia this time around, but they will still have their hands full. The Wizards will threaten the Bucks in what will be a close game that affords them a chance to come in under a likely inflated number.