Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+1.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (35-22) host the Philadelphia 76ers (39-18) at Fiserv Forum on Thursday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 227.
The Philadelphia 76ers faced off with the Golden State Warriors and ended up losing by a score of 107-96 in their last contest. Philadelphia ended the contest having earned a 39.3% FG percentage (35 of 89) and converted 12 of their 32 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the 76ers buried 14 of their 18 shots for a rate of 77.8%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In terms of the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 44.7% from the floor on 34 of 76 shooting. Golden State distributed 15 dimes and had 2 steals in this contest. Additionally, Golden State grabbed 45 rebounds (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Golden State finished the game at 78.1% from the free throw line by converting 25 of 32 shots. They also buried 14 of 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He accounted for 28 points on 8 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 32:28 mins and totaled 13 rebounds. Embiid finished the contest at 38.1% from the floor and earned 8 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the game for the 76ers was Seth Curry. He wasn't able to snag a board in 35:10 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 40.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 6-of-15 (15 points). In all, Curry accounted for 5 assists.
Philadelphia comes into this one with a record of 39-18 this season. They turn it over 14.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.5 fouls every game. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 45.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,323 assists this season, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The 76ers are shooting 36.8% from downtown (628 of 1,708) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.4 points per outing (14th in basketball) on 47.5% from the floor. On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are conceding 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 7th in the league in PPG allowed (108.4). The 76ers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.3% (882 of 1,215) and they surrender 42.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 4th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,323 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 128-127 when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks pulled down 42 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 51 for this game. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Suns earned 16 fouls for this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 94.7%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee converted 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). Overall, the Bucks ended up shooting 49 for 102 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. The Bucks permitted the Suns to convert 51 out of 106 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1% for the contest. They shot 40.5% from three-point range by shooting 17 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 10 at the free throw line (90.0%). In reference to rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Phoenix to snag 45 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks in the matchup. He made 12 out of 22 for the game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Antetokounmpo recorded 33 points in his 35:11 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He ended up with 5 dimes in 38:22 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 10 out of 22 from the floor. Middleton finished going 45.5% from the field as well as contributing 26 points and 7 boards.
Milwaukee has a mark of 35-22 so far this season. The Bucks commit 16.9 fouls per game while shooting 76.2% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 25.4 times per game (11th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per game. Milwaukee has scored 6,799 points this season (119.3 per contest) and they grab 48.3 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are shooting 48.4% from the field, which ranks 5th in the league. The Bucks on defense are ranked 20th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 113.2. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (5th in basketball). The Milwaukee defense gives up 37.5% on three-point shots (835 of 2,228) and their opponents are knocking down 79.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.2 dimes and 43.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 19th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+1.5)
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