The Milwaukee Bucks (45-18) and Washington Wizards (30-33) meet Sunday at Capital One Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Bucks vs. Wizards odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Bucks failed to cover the spread as 5-point home favorites Saturday in a 133-130 loss vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. F Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a team-high 34 points as Milwaukee’s 16-game win streak came to an end. The Bucks are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 away games vs. teams with a winning record at home.
The Wizards failed to cover as 2.5-point home underdogs Saturday with a 116-109 overtime loss vs. the Toronto Raptors. Washington rallied back from a 4th-quarter 13-point deficit, but was ultimately outscored 11-4 in overtime. The Wizards are 6-7 ATS this season as home underdogs.
The season series is tied 1-1 and the Over has hit in 1 of the 2 meetings. Milwaukee covered as a 7.5-point home favorite with a 123-113 win as the Over 232 cashed in the most recent meeting Jan. 3.
Bucks at Wizards odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 1:52 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Bucks -230 (bet $230 to win $100) | Wizards +195 (bet $100 to win $195)
- Against the spread (ATS): Bucks -5.5 (-118) | Wizards +5.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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Bucks at Wizards key injuries
- F Khris Middleton (knee) out
- F Deni Avdija (stomach) questionable
- F Kyle Kuzma (knee) out
- G Monté Morris (back) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Bucks at Wizards picks and predictions
Bucks 118, Wizards 102
The Bucks (-230) should win, but there is no need to risk more than twice your potential profit on the moneyline when Milwaukee should win by margin. Bet the spread and/or total instead.
BET BUCKS -5.5 (-118).
The Bucks are a league-best 11-6 ATS after a loss this season and are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 away games. Milwaukee has beaten up on inferior competition lately, covering in 4 straight games vs. teams with a losing record, and should have no problem winning by margin against a Wizards team that will be without 2 of its starters. Lay the points with the league-leading Bucks coming off a rare loss.
BET UNDER 228.5 (-115).
The Under is 4-0 in Milwaukee’s last 4 away games vs. teams with a winning record at home and 4-1 in the Bucks’ last 5 vs. teams with a losing record overall. The Under has hit in 6 of Milwaukee’s last 8 games after allowing more than 125 points in its previous contest and is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these teams. Look for Milwaukee’s 1st-ranked road defense to limit the shorthanded Wizards and help the Under hit Sunday.