Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Game Picks 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 7 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 44-25. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 114.9 points per contest while giving up 111.5 per game. The Bucks have an overall mark of 52-17. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.6 points per contest and give up 108.3, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-37-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-36-0 against the over/under this year
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 41-26-2 against the spread this season
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-36-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/15/19 G Malcolm Brogdon Heel injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Joel Embiid averages 27.1 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 13.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Khris Middleton scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.9 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.4 boards per contest and 27.1 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.5 per game. The 76ers allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the NBA with 117.6 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.29. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 49.4 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.0. The Bucks are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Bucks give up 108.3 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 7th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Philadelphia is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 29th in the league.
Milwaukee is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7
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