76ers vs Bucks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -9
Fiserv Forum is the site where Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks (43-7, 1st in the Central Division) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (31-20, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. The spread on this game has Milwaukee as 9 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 226.
The 76ers are covering the spread 42.5% of the time, having gone 20-27-4 ATS. Milwaukee covers the spread 56.0% of the time, going 28-22-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/23/20 SG Josh Richardson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/04/20 PG George Hill Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Khris Middleton averages 20.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Eric Bledsoe averages 15.4 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 11th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 120.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 51.7 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.4. The Bucks are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The 76ers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 5th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 1st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +9
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