Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 110 points per contest while giving up 109.3 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 118.3 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/22/18 G Ben Simmons Back left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
10/22/18 F Mike Muscala Ankle is upgraded to questionable Tuesday vs Detroit
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/18 SF Wilson Chandler Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/23/18 F Thon Maker Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 12 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 57%. Joel Embiid averages 28.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 10.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Khris Middleton averages 24 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 16 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 27 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13 per game. The 76ers allow 109.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 26.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 8th in the league with 118.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 54 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 26.7. The Bucks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Bucks surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 41.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks were 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game last season.
The 76ers are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 9th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Bucks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 7th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 3rd. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +2
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