However, 13 points is a big line to cover in the sportsbook.
Bucks Clear at the Top
The Bucks are two wins clear of the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings, so they’ll need to win against the Wizards to keep that intact.
Online gambling markets have them at -900 to win outright, but there isn’t much value in the price. We’re looking at the -13, which has been a problem number for the Bucks.
They are 43-33-2 against the spread (ATS) overall, but when they’re favored between 10-12 points, they are just 3-6 ATS. Covering double-digit numbers isn’t easy, regardless of the quality of the opposition.
They have beaten the Wizards twice from three attempts, and both wins came by under 11 points. Therefore, bettors could find it hard to back them on the road.
However, following a gutsy 117-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, their confidence levels are high, according to the latest NBA news, especially with MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“When you think about the MVP, it just puts pressure on yourself,” Antetokounmpo said. “At the end of the day, I’m happy. I’m happy where I am in life. I’m happy I’m blessed with this talent. I’m happy I’m able to go out there every day and chase my dream that I had as a little kid, try to improve, go out there and play with an edge.”
Having the Greek Freak and Khris Middleton playing well at the same time is a recipe for success, which is why the line is so high.
No Magic for Wizards
The Wizards are out of playoff contention, so betting on them could be risky, given their mental attitude.
There are questions about whether Bradley Beal, Kyle Kuzma, and Kristaps Porzingis will be on the floor, which is a concern.
Sport betting markets aren’t giving the 34-44 team much respect, especially after losing three of their last four games. They lost 114-104 to the Raptors, 116-109 to the Magic, and most recently, 118-109 to the Knicks on Sunday.
That form isn’t good enough, and with an overall ATS record of 35-39-4, bettors haven’t had much success throughout the year.
However, they have played well against the Bucks so far, including a win in January. That could be enough incentive to beat the best team in the east again.
This game is all about the attitude of the Wizards, especially the bench. They could be playing for contracts, so expect them to come out with some emphasis on winning.
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Bucks vs Wizards Head-to-Head
The Bucks have covered the last two spreads against the Wizards and four of their last five meetings.
They are 6-4 ATS from the last 10, and they are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing record.
The most recent meeting was on March 5, a 117-111 win to the Bucks, who covered the -5½ spread.
Bucks vs Wizards Game Information
- Game: Bucks (56-22) vs Wizards (34-44)
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
- Bucks vs Wizards Live stream: NBA Game Pass
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Bucks vs Wizards Picks and Prediction
Our NBA picks have the Bucks covering the -13 spread, mostly because we can’t be sure of which players are available for the Wizards.
Heading into the NBA playoffs with momentum is important for the Bucks, so they should be fired up for a big performance.
We’re also including the under in what should be a low-scoring affair.
Milwaukee is listed at -850 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Bucks, there’s a chance to win $12. Washington is 570, offering a chance to win $570 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Milwaukee a 89.47% chance to win, with the Wizards at 14.93%
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Wizards vs Bucks Previous Game ( Jan 1, 2023)
The Washington Wizards go for a fifth straight win when they take on the host Milwaukee Bucks in a battle of Eastern Conference squads on Sunday night. Washington has started to heat up over the last 10 days, including a rout of the Orlando Magic on Friday, and is in third place in the Southeast Division, 1½ games behind the second-place Atlanta Hawks.
The Washington Wizards have been playing well of late, but the Milwaukee Bucks have one of the hottest players in the NBA right now in Antetokounmpo. This one should be a close one, but we see the Bucks coming out on top and covering the spread.