Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks - 1/1/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (23-12) vs Washington Wizards (16-21)

Game Info: Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -9 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. The Washington Wizards have won 4 straight games. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

The Washington Wizards are averaging 111.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.2 points and 2.5 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 32.1 points and 11.8 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game.

The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 overall. The over is 5-1 in Bucks last 6 overall. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Bucks have the ability to blow the doors off here, but they've also been hit or miss lately and will be without Middleton and Holiday for this one. The Washington Wizards have also quietly won 4 straight games, which includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 11 points. The Wizards also lose on the road by an average of just 2.3 points. I'll take a shot with the Wizards and the boatload of free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards +9

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