NBA Pick #1: 545 Milwaukee Bucks @ 546 Washington Wizards
Rating: 4 units - Regular Play
Pick: Washington Wizards (+2) (Play up to pk)
Odds: -107 / 1.93 on Pinnacle Sports OR -110 / 1.91 on Bookmaker
As expected, Giannis is out for tonight and so, we immediately have good value on the Wizards. Washington has been playing solid basketball without Wall and Morris, while teams usually don't play their max against them. Milwaukee's spot is tough as they are coming from three very physical games in a row against Toronto, Utah and Houston. The key in here would be Giannis who would have a tremendous edge in matchup against Washington's PFs, Ariza and Green, who are more SFs than PFs. Without Giannis, Milwaukee's offensive flow will be more dictated by their guards and this doesn't bode well for them. I'm taking the Wizards tonight.