Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 4 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 23-21. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 105.9 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 21-20. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.1 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-21-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-18-1 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
01/13/18 F Jabari Parker Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 28.2 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 7.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.95 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.6 per game. The Bucks allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 108.1 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.66. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.8. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.1. The 76ers surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Bucks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 6th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Milwaukee is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The 76ers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -4
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