After tonight, it's All-Star Weekend in the NBA, but we have two final games before it starts. Let's look at the Eastern Conference matchup between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks. The game at BMO Harris Bradley Center is scheduled to tip off at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on Comcast and FSN. Currently, the Bucks are slight favorites to win at home.
The Wizards are 23-27 SU and 26-24 ATS so far this season. They are 12-11 on the road, and 27 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 21 going UNDER, and 2 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 111-108 win over the New York Knicks, where they won against the spread as -1 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 207 ½ point line set by sportsbook companies in that game.
The Bucks are 21-32 SU and 26-26-1 ATS overall this year. They are 14-8 at home, and 29 of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other 24 all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 112-111 win over the Boston Celtics, where they won against the spread as 4 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 208 point line set by sports gambling bookmakers in that matchup.
Washington is 9-2 ATS against the Central Division, and 8-2 ATS on the road. They are 6-2 ATS on the road against teams with a wining record at home, and 15-6 ATS against Eastern Conference opponents. They are 7-3 ATS against teams with a losing record overall, and 9-4 ATS on Thursday night.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 15 on the road, and OVER in 9 of their last 13 against teams with a losing record overall. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 12 on the road against teams with a winning record at home, and OVER in 9 of their last 12 against the Central Division. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 games overall lately.
Milwaukee is 7-1 ATS against the Eastern Conference, and 6-1 ATS against the Southeast Division. They are 4-1-1 ATS at home, and 5-2 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise. They are 5-2-1 ATS at home against teams with a winning record on the road, and 1-4 ATS on Thursday. They are 1-4 ATS against teams with a losing record overall.
The total has gone UNDER in all 6 of their games coming off of a SU win, and OVER in all 5 of their recent home games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a win spreadwise, and OVER in 7 of their last 9 games on Thursday. The total has gone OVER in 17 of their last 23 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
Between these teams, the Wizards are 5-2 ATS lately, and 5-2 ATS when playing in Milwaukee. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 11 of their last 16 meetings, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 matchups in Milwaukee.
They last met on January 13, 2016, when the Wizards won 106-101, but the Bucks covered the spread as 5 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 207 ½ point line set by NBA gambling pros for that game.
For Thursday night's game, betting odds list the Bucks as -1 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 211 points. On the moneyline, Washington is a -105, with Milwaukee listed at -115.