Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 3/4/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+6)
Fiserv Forum is the location where the Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Philadelphia is 6-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 234.
The 76ers played the Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 133-126 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished with a 57.7% FG percentage (45 out of 78) and made 12 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 24 of their 29 tries for a rate of 82.8%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 28 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to defense, Philadelphia allowed 54.9% from the floor on 45 out of 82 shooting. Dallas doled out 26 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Dallas totaled 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 1 block. Dallas finished the contest at 66.7% from the charity stripe by burying 18 of 27 tries. They converted 25 out of their 48 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the 76ers walked away with 24 and the Mavericks racked up 22 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He accumulated 35 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and collected 8 boards. Embiid finished shooting 61.9% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Philadelphia will enter this game with a record of 40-22 for the year. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is grabbing 40.5 boards per contest and has accumulated 1,547 assists on the year, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are shooting 38.4% on 3-pointers (780 of 2,032) and 83.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.2 points per game (16th in basketball) while going 48.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the 76ers have forced 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They give up 34.8% from beyond the arc and they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (110.3). The 76ers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.1% (2,487 of 5,280) and they surrender 41.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,465 surrendered this season.
For their last game, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 139-117 against the Magic. In the matter of rebounds, Milwaukee allowed Orlando to collect 50 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 27.3% from downtown by hitting 9 of 33 and ended up going 22 of 29 from the free throw line (75.9%). The Bucks allowed the Magic to bury 43 of 94 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.7% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Bucks went 49 out of 94 from the field which had them shooting 52.1%. With regard to three-point attempts, Milwaukee knocked down 26 out of their 56 tries (46.4%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.9%. The Magic had 18 fouls in this contest which took the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They turned it over 8 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Bucks collected 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the matchup.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was important for the Bucks for this contest. Antetokounmpo earned 31 points in his 28 mins on the court and totaled 6 assists for this contest. He made 10 of 14 in this matchup giving him a rate of 71.4%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 45-17 on the season. The Bucks are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 73.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.8 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.8 times per game. Milwaukee has accumulated 7,149 pts this year (115.3 per game) and they snag 49.3 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Bucks are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the NBA.
The Milwaukee defense allows 34.2% on 3-pointers (709 of 2,074) and their opponents are converting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They have conceded 22.8 assists and 44.2 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 1st and 20th in basketball. The Bucks are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.2. They have forced 12.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the field (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+6)
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