Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks odds, picks and predictions

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The Washington Wizards (30-41) continue their three-game road trip with a stop against the Milwaukee Bucks (45-27). Tip-off is Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET at Fiserv Forum. Below, we look at the Wizards vs. Bucks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

The Wizards have lost seven of their last eight games, falling most recently to the Houston Rockets 115-97 Monday. They have lost their last seven road games. Although they have not been eliminated from playoff contention,  they are five games behind the final play-in spot with 11 games to go.

The Bucks have won nine of their last 11 games, including a 126-98 win over the Chicago Bulls at home Tuesday. They are currently the No. 3 seed in a highly competitive Eastern Conference, but along with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics are only 1.5 games behind the conference-leading Miami Heat.

Wizards at Heat odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 12:57 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Wizards +370 (bet $100 to win $370) | Bucks -520 (bet $520 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Wizards +9.5 (-122) | Bucks -9.5 (-102)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 229.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Wizards at Bucks key injuries

Wizards

  • Bradley Beal (wrist) out
  • Vernon Carey (calf) out
  • Kyle Kuzma (knee) out

Bucks

  • F Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) out
  • Khris Middleton (wrist) out

Wizards at Bucks odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Bucks 121, Wizards 105

Money line

PASS  on the money line. The Wizards are 12-23 on the road and have lost seven straight on the road. The Bucks are 25-12 in their home arena and have won their last five straight at home.

There is no value in taking the Bucks here unless you include it in a parlay bet, and there is little chance the Wizards will pull out the outright upset.

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Author: Lucy Green