Every team will tell you that their goal is to not just make the playoffs, but to go into the postseason on a solid run of form. Regardless of the sport, how often have we seen a team get hot at the right time and parlaying that success into an unexpected run in the playoffs? This is one of the reasons why some coaches are reticent about resting their best players ahead of the meaningful games, as it can often mean that momentum is lost. We all know that getting it back once a team hits a bit of a skid is never easy, especially when it’s right around playoff time, when teams begin to up their game. Let’s have a look at upcoming game between the Bucks and the Wizards, along with their NBA odds.
Milwaukee Bucks Vs Washington Wizards Betting Preview
With just a couple of games left in the regular season, there are a few teams who need to break out of a slump before heading into the playoffs. None of us believed that the Milwaukee Bucks would be in that group, yet here we are. They will have a game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night as they look to get back to winning ways after a poor run of form. Milwaukee is favored by 8, with the point total set at 231 ½.
Why bet on Milwaukee Bucks
All is not well in the Milwaukee Bucks bubble, as they are one of the teams that has simply been unable to adapt to life in Orlando. In fairness, they were starting to hit a slump before the lockdown began, but we all believed that they would have worked out those issues and returned with a bang. That has not been the case at all, though. After their loss to Toronto last night, which we predicted right here, the Bucks are now just 2-4 SU since returning from the lockdown, which puts them at 3-7 overall in their last 10 games. A team that was once a sure bet on most nights is now one that is being avoided like the plague. The Bucks are now 2-7 ATS in their last 9, and with this technically listed as an away game, you need to take notice that they are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 away from home.
Why bet on Washington Wizards
It was always going to be a longshot for the Wizards to get within 4 games of the #8 seeded Orlando Magic and force a play-in game, but they have done nothing to help their cause. They are 0-6 SU since returning to play and really have not been that competitive. You have to say that the Wizards look like a team that really didn’t want any part of this competition. They have covered the spread just once in those previous 6 games, but they have not been quite that bad against Milwaukee. They are 4-6 SU in their last 10 games versus the Bucks, going 5-5 ATS in those outings.
- When: Wednesday, August 11 at 9 PM EST
- Where: Wide World of Sports, Orlando
- Bucks Vs Wizards Live: NBC Sports
- NBA Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -285 / Washington Wizards +245
- Total: O/U 227 (-110)
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
We are all waiting for the Milwaukee Bucks to have a breakout game which signals that they are ready to step it up a gear for the playoffs. I think we might see them lay a bit of a beating on the Wizards on Tuesday night.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks 123 Washington Wizards 110