Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 4/4/2019
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 2.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 58-20. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 9.3 as they average 117.9 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 49-28 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.1 points per game and surrender 112.2, good for a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 46-29-3 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-40-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-41-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-38-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
04/02/19 F Ersan Ilyasova Back is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
04/02/19 G Tony Snell Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
04/02/19 SF Khris Middleton Groin is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
03/27/19 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot is out for season
03/23/19 C Pau Gasol Ankle is out indefinitely
03/20/19 F Nikola Mirotic Hand is out indefinitely
03/16/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
04/01/19 G Jimmy Butler Back is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
04/01/19 F Joel Embiid Rest is out next 2 games
Eric Bledsoe averages 16.0 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 27.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Ben Simmons averages 17.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 61%. Tobias Harris averages 20.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 108.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league. Milwaukee averages 117.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest, and 5th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Philadelphia is 4th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.8. The 76ers are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Bucks are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Philadelphia is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 13th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +2.5
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