Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 34-27. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 33-29. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per contest and giving up 105.3, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-26-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 25-32-5 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-31-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/21/17 F Mirza Teletovic Lung is out indefinitely
03/02/18 G Tony Snell Thigh is "?" Sunday vs Philadelphia
02/06/18 PG Matthew Dellavedova Ankle is OUT 3-4 weeks
02/03/18 G Malcolm Brogdon Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.1 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.08 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.1 per game. The 76ers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 18th in the league with 104.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.55. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 22.2. The Bucks are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Bucks surrender 105.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 42.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 27th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.4, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 12th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. 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 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -1
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