The 14-25 Washington Wizards will travel to face the 25-24 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game have the home team Milwaukee Bucks favored by -4 points with an over under line of 197 points. There has been no line movement in this game since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The teams met back on November 9th and it was Milwaukee with the 101-91 road win against the Wizards as a -3 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at the closing total of 192 points.
Washington has a road record this season of 3-21. They win their third straight all at home following an 89-74 win against the Brooklyn Nets as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 188 ½ points. They storm out to the 51-31 lead at the half in victory. Washington shoots 45% from the floor and 7 of 16 from three. They hold Brooklyn to 32.9% shooting. Nene led the Wizards with 20 points and 11 rebounds on 9 of 13 shooting. Washington has held their past eight opponents under 100 points a game. They are suddenly a top seven defense in the NBA in all three key categories which are points allowed, field goal and three point defending.
The Bucks are 13-11 on their home court. They drop their third straight and fifth in seven games after a 105-100 home defeat on Saturday to the Detroit Pistons as a -7 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 205 ½ points. Milwaukee shoots just 39.5% from the floor and 7 of 17 from three. They give up 49.4% shooting to the Pistons and could not take advantage of 20 Detroit turnovers. Brandon Jennings had 26 points and 7 assists but made just 8 of 27 shots. The inefficient due at guard for Milwaukee in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis combine for 11 of 36 shooting. This guard tandem is high volume shooters and hover around 40% shooting. This team is no threat to the top four teams in the Eastern conference in a playoff series. The defense has begun to crack as the team has allowed an average of 105 points per game during this three game losing streak.