Bucks vs. 76ers Prediction
Will the Milwaukee Bucks go on the road and get past the Philadelphia 76ers when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
525 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 526 Philadelphia 76ers
Thursday, April 4, 2019
8PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bucks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5 points against Philadelphia. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 230.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on the Bucks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks staying on top
Milwaukee is coming off a 131-121 win at Brooklyn on Monday for its fifth win in six games. The Bucks are 4-1-1 against the spread during the stretch. Milwaukee is 58-20 on the season, 26-14 on the road, 46-28-4 against the spread and 39-39 with the over/under total. Milwaukee has a 2.5-game lead in the East over Toronto with four games remaining.
The Bucks are the league’s top offense, averaging 117.9 points per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor. They also are the top rebounding team in the league at nearly 50 a game. Defensively, Milwaukee is giving up 108.6 points per game while holding opponents to just 43.2 percent. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 27.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 18.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest.
76ers drop two straight
Philadelphia is coming off a 130-122 loss at Atlanta last night for a second consecutive loss. The 76ers are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven. Philly is 48-29 on the season, 30-9 at home, 36-42 against the spread and 40-38 with the over. The 76ers are third in the East, likely locked in there as they are 2.5 games up on Boston and Indiana and 6.5 behind Toronto for second.
The 76ers are putting up 115.2 points per game on offense this year while shooting 47 percent from the field. Defensively, Philly is giving up 112.4 points per game while opponents shoot 45.5 percent against them. Joel Embiid has missed the past few games and is questionable to play tonight due to a knee injury while Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable as well. Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.7 rebounds per game while Butler is putting up 18.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games.
The 76ers are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games on no rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games.
These two have split the first two meetings of the season, which were both at Milwaukee. This is a tough game to call, with the uncertain status of two of Philly’s top players. Even at full strength, Milwaukee has the potential to win this game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Philly keep their players rested, since the 3 seed is likely where they will end up. I am going to go with Milwaukee to overwhelm Philadelphia and move closer to locking up home-court in the East.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -5