Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 4/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+1.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (36-22) host the Philadelphia 76ers (39-20) at Fiserv Forum on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Milwaukee as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 229.
The Philadelphia 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and took a loss by a score of 124-117 in their last game. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.5% field goal percentage (46 of 91) and converted 12 of 27 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the 76ers made 13 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 72.2%. When talking about pulling down boards, they compiled 33 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 dimes in this contest while creating 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 55.6% from the floor on 45 of 81 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 32 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. In addition, Milwaukee had 45 rebounds (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Milwaukee shot 60.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 23 shots. They converted 20 of their 40 shots from 3-point range.
Joel Embiid is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 9 of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 26:50 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. Embiid went 42.9% from the field and recorded 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 29:57 minutes on the court. He went 50.0% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-16 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Harris had accumulated 6 assists.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 39-20 so far this season. They currently have an average of 113.5 points per outing (14th in the NBA) while going 47.6% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (653 of 1,760) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is grabbing 45.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,374 assists this season, which is 24th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.4 personal fouls every game. On defense, the 76ers have forced 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,385 conceded so far this year. The 76ers are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (908 of 1,252) and they surrender 42.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.4% on three-point shots while they are 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (108.8).
For their last game, the Milwaukee Bucks took home the win by a final score of 124-117 when they played the Philadelphia 76ers. The Bucks pulled down 39 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 45 in this game. They also turned it over 16 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The 76ers committed 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 60.9%. When discussing 3-pointers, Milwaukee buried 20 of their 40 attempts (50.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Bucks shot 45 for 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.6%. The Bucks permitted the 76ers to make 46 out of 91 attempts from the field which had them at 50.5% for this contest. They shot 44.4% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 12 of 27 and ended up going 13 out of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee permitted Philadelphia to snag 33 in total (7 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a factor for the Bucks in the game. He made 8 of 15 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and tallied 16 rebounds. Antetokounmpo accumulated 27 points in his 35:26 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists for the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He left the arena with 5 dimes in 33:30 mins on the court, and he put in 10 of 16 from the floor. Middleton walked away from this one going 62.5% from the floor while notching 24 points and 1 rebound.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 36-22 so far this year. Milwaukee has 6,923 pts for the season (119.4 per contest) and they snag 48.2 boards per game. The Bucks have committed 16.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 76.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bucks are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (11th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per contest. The Bucks defensively are ranked 20th in the league in PPG surrendered with 113.3. The Milwaukee defense allows 37.6% on three-point shots (847 of 2,255) and opponents are connecting on 79.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 25.3 assists and 43.3 boards per game, which ranks 19th and 12th in the league. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-1.5)
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