A pair of Eastern Conference teams will get together on Tuesday in the National Basketball Association. The Washington Wizards will take a visit to Milwaukee to battle the Bucks. The Wizards are coming off an impressive win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, and now are 35-25 on the season. Washington is just ½ game behind Cleveland for the third seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Milwaukee Bucks are right in the same mix. The Bucks are 33-26 on the season, and 8.5 games behind Toronto in the sixth. That’s good enough for the sixth seed, ½ game ahead of Philadelphia. The Bucks are 19-11 when playing at home this season. The Milwaukee Bucks are -4 over the Washington Wizards in NBA action on Tuesday.
Wizards Playing Without Wall
The Washington Wizards are without their point guard John Wall, but have played better basketball since. Washington has won 4 out of their last 5 games. The Wizards have scored 100+ points in each of those 5 games. On the season, Washington is scoring more than 107 points per game.
The Wizards, without Wall are led in scoring by Bradley Beal. Beal scored 23 in the win over the 76ers and is scoring 23.7 per game. Otto Porter added 24 in the win, and is third with nearly 15 points per game. The Wizards are 4 games ahead of the Miami Heat for the lead in the Southeast Division.
Bucks Improving in 2018
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming into the game after losing two out of their last three games. In those two losses, the Bucks have allowed 129.5 points per game. Milwaukee is third in the Central Division, but just 2 games behind Cleveland and a game behind the Indiana Pacers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks offensively. The Greek Freak is scoring more than 27 points per game, and grabbing 10 rebounds per game. Second on the Bucks is Khris Middleton with 20.1 points per game. Milwaukee is looking to get back to the postseason after winning just 33 games a season ago.
Milwaukee Tops Washington
The Milwaukee Bucks are a better team at home, and since the addition of Eric Bledsoe, the Bucks have been a steady force on offense. The Washington Wizards are coming off an impressive performance, but it’s likely too much to ask for – to have them go to Milwaukee and win on the road.
Look for the Greek Freak to have a big game. The Wizards are going to have a tough time guarding him. When you bet this National Basketball Association game – take the favorite. Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks -4 over the Washington Wizards in a battle of Eastern Conference teams in the NBA on Tuesday.