Monday, March 6, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, March 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3 point favorites.
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The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 28-33. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 23-39. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 107.8, good for a point differential of -6.0.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Greg Monroe averages 11.6 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
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Jahlil Okafor averages 11.5 points per game while playing 22.9 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Robert Covington averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Milwaukee averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.07 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14 per game. The Bucks allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.8 and a defensive rating of 109.7. In terms of pace they average 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 102.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-36-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-24-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-24-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-30-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/05/17 F Richaun Holmes Hamstring probable Monday vs. Milwaukee
03/04/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
03/04/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee "?" Monday vs. Milwaukee
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +3
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