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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Washington Wizards

April 2, 2024

The Milwaukee Bucks will play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night inside the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The game will tip off at 7:00 p.m. 

The Bucks are comfortably planted as a solid playoff team, while the Wizards are just looking to end the season positively by winning some games. 

Bookmaker has installed the Bucks, a heavy - 11.5-point favorite. 

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Bucks (47-27) have won three of five overall and are trying to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Central Division. Cleveland has proven to have some staying power, and they only trailed the Bucks by 2 1/2 games as they entered play on Tuesday night. 

Milwaukee knows the Cavaliers will be a tough test if they meet in the playoffs, but they also know the Boston Celtics will be the team to beat once the post-season begins. 

On offense, the Bucks rely on the face of the franchise in power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is having another monster season. You can make a case for him being league MVP, as he averages 30 points per game with close to 12 rebounds a night.

He can dominate and take over games, and they need him to be that guy in playoff time. But this season, he is getting some much-needed help from 

veteran point guard Damian Lillard, a proven scorer and leader. He has been a great complimentary piece to the offense, and he comes in netting around 24 a game for the Bucks, who scored 120 as a team. 

Lillard missed the team's last game for personal reasons, and they would love to get him back on the floor for this one. The Bucks connected on 57% from the floor, including 37% from beyond the arc. They will attack the rim and push the pace because the Wizards need the offensive explosion that they do. 

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Wizards (14-61) have endured one of their worst seasons in franchise history, and even when they win, it is ugly. They have dropped eight of 11 overall and have shown signs of a team that has mailed it in. They are clearly in the rebuild mode and need to find out if they have any players willing to stick as they move forward.

They are an incredible 29 1/2 games out of first place in the Southeast Division, and they just want to get some wins to feel good about heading into the off-season. There will be a ton of changes within the organization, and they will see what players they can build around heading into next season.

On offense, they are paced by small forward Kyle Kuzma. He was ruled out of Sunday's loss to the Miami Heat due to a heel injury, and the team is not yet sure if he will play on Tuesday against the Bucks. He is averaging 22 points a game and plays hard for the Wizards, who score around 112 points a game but will not be able to match up against the Bucks.

Game Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The Wizards are 2-3 in their last five games and 2-2 in their previous five games against the number. They are 21-15 in their road games against the spread too. The totals have gone over in two out of their last five games. 

The Bucks are 3-2 in their last five games and 2-3 in their previous five games against the spread. They are also 16-21 in their road games against the spread, and the totals have gone over in three out of their last five games. 

Pick: Milwaukee Bucks - 11.5