76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 3/14/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (36-29) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (42-24) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on NBCS. Both the 76ers and Bucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The 76ers were defeated by the Knicks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 106-79. the 76ers not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +6 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 185 points fell short of the set over/under line of 209.

Overall, the 76ers are 36-29 on the year and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the 76ers are 19-15 while going 17-14 on the road.

Against the spread, Philadelphia are currently above .500, at 35-29 ATS. On the road, the 76ers have an ATS record of 18-13 compared to a 17-16 record vs. the spread at home.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Bucks lost to the Kings with a final score of 129-94. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Bucks failed to cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 223 points ended up below the over/under line of 236.

With a record of 42-24, the Bucks are looking to stay above .500 as they take on the 76ers. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 3rd and are 2nd in the Central division.

Milwaukee’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 28-38 for the season. Milwaukee has covered the spread in two consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 14-18 at home as opposed to 14-20 on the road.

76ers Offense Breakdown

Through 65 games the 76ers are averaging 115.3 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA.

Heading into their game against the Bucks, the 76ers are averaging 115.3 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. However, they have been a better offensive team at home, where they are averaging 116.4 points compared to 114.1 on the road.

Philadelphia’s offensive style has been to attack the basket, as they are 2nd in the league in two-point attempts. Overall, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 21st in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 28th in the league in made threes per game at 11.5. Their three-point shooting percentage is 35%, which is 26th in the NBA.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Milwaukee is averaging 120.5 points per contest. This figure places them 4th in the league.

At home this season, the Bucks have been one of the top-scoring teams in the league, averaging 123.0 points per game (3rd). Overall, they are 4th in the NBA in scoring at 120.5 points per game. Milwaukee has outscored the league average in 65.2% of their games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in the league in made threes (14.2 per game) and 6th in three-point attempts (38.1 per game). On the season, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (11th).

Overall, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA in pace at 100.6 possessions per game. They are also one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 7th in field goal percentage (48%) and 5th in effective field goal percentage.

76ers Team Defense

At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 12th, allowing 112.8 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.0% from downtown.

Bucks Team Defense

So far, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 20th in the league at 117.3 points per contest. Milwaukee’s defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 9th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5 rejections per game.

Key Players For The 76ers And Bucks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Tyrese Maxey is set to be the main scorer for the 76ers, recording 25 points and shooting 9/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.9 points per game, in addition to 3.7 rebounds.

As for Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bucks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 31, and adding 11 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and his scoring average is 30.8 points per game.

76ers vs Bucks Trends

  • Across the 76ers last five road games, the team averaged 96 points per game while allowing 104. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the 76ers have an ATS mark of just 1-1-1 in their last three games. Philadelphia posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

76ers vs Bucks Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Bucks vs. 76ers game, we suggest taking the 76ers at +8.5. Even though our predictions have the Bucks winning 114-106, we see the 76ers as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 220.5 and our model has the 76ers and Bucks finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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