76ers vs. Bucks Prediction & Odds
The third-seeded Philadelphia 76ers head to Milwaukee to take on the top-seeded Bucks on ABC Saturday night at 8:30 PM ET. Can the Bucks cover the 5.5-point spread as home favorites?
The Philadelphia 76ers are 40-22 on the season. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The 76ers are 35-26-1 ATS on the year.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 45-17 on the season. They’re 10-0 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are 35-23-4 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
575 Philadelphia 76ers (+5.5) at 576 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5); O/U 228.5
8:30 PM ET, Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
76ers vs. Bucks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 66% of public bettors are currently backing the Bucks -5.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid is a legitimate MVP candidate. The big man out of Kansas is second in the NBA in scoring with 33 points per game this season. He’s stuffing the stat sheet in several other categories as well, as he’s recording 10.4 rebounds per game, 4 assists per game, 1.1 steals per game, and 1.6 blocks per game on the campaign. There is some risk there if you choose to use him in DFS as he’s only averaging 23.5 points per game on 38.3% shooting in his two games against the Bucks this season.
Philly guard Tyrese Maxey could have some value in DFS this weekend. He’s been hot of late, averaging 26.3 points per game in his last three games. In that same span, Maxey has shot 55.6% from the floor and 57.9% from beyond the arc. He may be in for another 20-point night in Milwaukee Saturday.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is also an MVP candidate this season. He’s scoring seemingly at will this year, posting 31.3 points per game on 54.1% shooting from the field. Giannis is also averaging 12 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game for Milwaukee this season. He won’t come cheap in DFS but he may be worth the price.
Bucks center Brook Lopez could help your DFS squad in multiple categories. The 7-footer out of Stanford is averaging 14.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 made three-pointers, and 2.4 blocks per game on the campaign. He’s shooting 51% from the floor on the year. Lopez scored at least 15 points and made multiple three-pointers in both of the Bucks’ games against the Sixers this season and he may be in for another nice day Saturday.
76ers vs. Bucks NBA Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Milwaukee is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when their opponent scores more than 100 points in their previous game.
Milwaukee is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an outright win.
Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Milwaukee.
76ers vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The Bucks are the hottest team in basketball. They are currently riding a 16-game winning streak. They have the best straight-up record in the NBA at 45-17 and the best record in the league against the spread at 35-23-4. They’re 27-5 straight up at Fiserv Forum this season. The Bucks rank fifth with an average scoring margin of +8.4 in their home games this season. During their current winning streak, the Bucks have won 14 games by 6 points or more. I think Milwaukee adds another tally to that list against Philly on Saturday. I’ll lay the points with the Bucks at home.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -5.5