Bucks vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
Following a comeback victory over the Knicks last night, the 76ers will look to pull off the upset versus the Bucks on Wednesday night when the two teams meet at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. Will Philly at least cover as a 5.5-point home dog?
531 Milwaukee Bucks (-5.5) at 532 Philadelphia 76ers (+5.5); o/u 236
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 12-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws and finished with 31 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and a block in Monday's 133-122 win over the Wizards. This line is nearly identical to what he did on Saturday, also against the Wizards, and they might be his two most efficient lines of the season and are probably two of the best all-around games of his career. As if the 30-point triple-double weren't enough, the fact he hit all six of his free throws is borderline mind-blowing. Then again, this was a franchise-record third straight triple-double for Giannis and he's somehow hit 20 of his last 21 free throws. In his first two games of March, he hit just 12-of-19 attempts from the free-throw line. If he can somehow keep knocking them down, his fantasy value would explode, as the poor free-throw shooting is easily his most glaring weakness.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Ben Simmons accounted for 16 points (8-of-14 FGs), 13 rebounds and seven assists in 34 minutes during Tuesday’s win over the Knicks. The only negative for Simmons Tuesday night was the defensive production, as he posted blanks in both steals and blocks for the first time this season. As fantasy managers know, he’s usually good for at least one of each on a consistent basis. There shouldn’t be any concern over this, as Simmons is averaging 1.5 steals and 0.7 blocks per game while providing top-50 value in 8-cat formats. He’ll have a tougher defensive assignment on his hands Wednesday night, as the 76ers host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.
Bucks vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams and is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings in Philadelphia. The over is also 8-2 in the Bucks’ last 10 games following a win, is 12-4-1 in their last 17 games playing one day of rest and has cashed in five of their last seven road games. The over is 4-1 in the 76ers’ last five home games, is 5-2 in their last seven games overall and has cashed in five straight games when they’re an underdog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BUCKS/76ERS OVER 236