Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/17/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
The Philadelphia 76ers (34-23) are en route to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (36-23).
The 76ers played the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 135-87 in their last game. Philadelphia finished the game having earned a 28.8% FG percentage (23 of 80) and converted 8 of their 32 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the 76ers made 33 of 39 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 17 assists for the game as well as creating 10 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With regard to defending, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 56.1% from the field on 46 of 82 shooting. Boston earned 51 dimes and had 28 steals in this contest. Moreover, Boston totaled 44 rebounds (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Boston finished shooting 81.8% at the free throw line by burying 18 of 22 shots. They also knocked down 25 out of their 45 shots from downtown. In reference to personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 17 and the Celtics totaled 9 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is one player who was a major contributor for this game. Embiid finished 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 6 assists. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and also collected 9 rebounds. He left the arena with 19 points on 3 of 9 shooting.
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Philadelphia heads into this game with a win-loss record of 34-23 this season. They average 107.2 pts per contest (21st in the league) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (620 of 1,748) and 81.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 42.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,314 assists this season, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a team are committing 19.1 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They currently rank 6th in the league in giving up assists with 1,322 conceded on the year. The 76ers are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.1% (2,235 of 4,951) and they relinquish 45.1 boards per game as a group. They give up 34.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 7th in the league in points per game allowed (105.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 128-119 when they played the Pacers. The Bucks corralled 38 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Pacers had 12 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 30 attempts. They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a rate of 73.3%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee converted 10 of 29 attempts (34.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bucks finished 48 for 86 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.8%. The Bucks allowed the Pacers to bury 47 out of 93 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.5% for the matchup. They went 41.5% from three-point range by going 17 out of 41 and ended up going 8 of 19 from the free throw line (42.1%). Concerning rebounding, Milwaukee allowed Indiana to pull down 31 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks in this contest. He made 17 of 21 for the contest for a rate of 81.0%, and had 14 rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in his 36 mins of playing time and added 4 dimes for this game.
Milwaukee has a mark of 36-23 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bucks are shooting 46.1% from the floor, which ranks 14th in the NBA. Milwaukee has accounted for 6,670 pts so far this season (113.1 per game) and they snag 46.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 23.4 times per contest (20th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per game. The Bucks commit 18.0 fouls per game and they shoot 77.5% from the charity stripe.
The Milwaukee defense concedes 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (833 of 2,424) and their opposition knocks down 74.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.3 assists and 45.0 total boards per game, which is 23rd and 19th in the NBA. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 16th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.6. They are forcing 13.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (9th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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