Wednesday, January 25, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 9 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 15-27. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 99.0 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 21-23. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Jabari Parker averages 20.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Philadelphia averages 99 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 105 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 100.9 and a defensive rating of 106.8. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 18-24-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 19-25-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 27-16-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/23/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee probable Tuesday vs. LA Clippers
01/23/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Tuesday vs. LA Clippers & Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -9
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