Super-hot Washington Wizards want to continue their winning streak and defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin. The team from DC is marvelous ever since the start of April, and they look pretty nasty at the moment. Many experts agree that if Wizards played like this since the beginning of the season, they would probably be among three or four teams in the conference. Milwaukee, meanwhile, is currently third in East but still has some chance of reaching the top of the assembly after beating the Brooklyn Nets twice in a row.
Washington Wizards (30-35, +300) are 13-3 in the previous 16 games. Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal look as if they are ready to attack the NBA title, let alone the playoffs. However, the Wizards’ poor start limited their options at this point, and they can’t go above the play-in tournament. They could improve the position before the same, because the 8th-placed Hornets sit just two games ahead of Scott Brook’s side.
Washington’s previous win was against the Indiana Pacers in DC, and if we may add, it was a spectacular contest which saw almost 300 points, 154-141.
Westbrook was in the center of attention with 14 points, and 24 assists, and 21 rebounds. Pretty incredible, wouldn’t you say? The top scorer was Rui Hachimura with 27 points, one more than Bradley Beal, who had 26. By the way, the Wizards had nine double-digit players and Raul Neto with nine buckets.
Milwaukee Bucks (41-24, -400) have made a tremendous step towards the top place in the East, beating the Nets, who were atop of the conference coming into their back-to-back clash. Right now, Milwaukee sits third, behind the 76ers (three games) and the Nets (one and a half game).
The second game against the Nets was very interesting, 124-118, with the hosts breaking Brooklyn in the final period, once they managed to pull away and secure a win. A 16-1 run midway through the same was the critical sequence and the game-decider.
Giannis was unreal again, with 36 points and 12 boards. Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton gave the Greek Freak massive support with 23 points each, Holiday being close to a triple-double with 10 assists and 8 rebounds. Also, Donte DiVincenzo had 10 points and game-high 15 rebounds, making a massive advantage for the hosts on the rim.
Head to Head Games
The Bucks won both previous games against the Wizards. They would meet in back-to-back nights midway through March with the first clash finishing, 125-119, and the second 133-122. That was the period once Wizards wandered at the bottom of the league.
The line for the total number of points is set at 239.5 at the moment. Now, the Wizards are coming off a match that saw nearly 300 points, the Bucks are efficient as well, and both of their previous head-to-head matches went above the proposed line. These two sides are not into defense that much, especially Washington, so we suggest betting on over. Wizards’ hot streak forces us to believe that they won’t back down even against Milwaukee and that Beal and Westbrook will find a way to continue their excellent stretch of performances.
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