Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid shake hands

Nov 18, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Milwaukee Bucks ahead Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Philadelphia 76ers middle Joel Embiid (21) congradulate one another after recreation at Wells Fargo Heart. Obligatory Credit score: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • Milwaukee is a 5.5-point favourite in search of their seventeenth straight win after they host the 76ers
  • Philadelphia has misplaced three of their final 4
  • Learn beneath for the 76ers vs Bucks odds and predictions

After getting lit on hearth by one of many NBA’s hottest new duos, the Philadelphia 76ers (40-22, 16-12 away) now should deal with the league’s hottest group after they go to the Milwaukee Bucks (45-17, 27-5).

The Bucks have vaulted to the perfect file in basketball on the power of a 16-game winnings streak, with the newest a trouncing of the Orlando Magic, in a recreation they stroked 26 threes.

Philly simply received drilled with 25 three balls in a loss at Dallas, sending them to their third loss in 4 video games. They’re the three-seed within the East’s present NBA Playoff Bracket, 5 video games again of the Bucks.

This one goes Saturday (March 4) at 8:30pm ET from Fiserv Discussion board in Milwaukee. You’ll be able to watch the sport reside on ABC.

76ers vs Bucks Odds

Workforce Unfold Moneyline Complete
Philadelphia 76ers +5.5 (-110) +185 OFF
Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 (-110) -215 OFF

The NBA odds have the hometown Bucks as 5.5-point favorites, and -215 on the moneyline. At 27-5, Milwaukee owns the perfect residence file within the East, and are second in wins to solely the Denver Nuggets. They’re a glowing 20-11-1 in opposition to the unfold.

Philadelphia is certainly one of 5 groups within the East with a successful highway file, going 16-12. They’re within the center recreation of a 5-game highway trek, splitting the primary two.

Odds as of Mar 3 at DraftKings. 

Philadelphia Betting Evaluation

The Sixers shot 57.7% from the sector, and 44.4% from distance and nonetheless got here up on the dropping finish of a 133-126 resolution to the Mavericks.

That may occur when Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving every go for 40+, spoiling some fairly good efforts by the guests. Joel Embiid had 35 factors and eight rebounds after lacking the earlier win over Miami with a sore foot. All indications are he’s good to go in primetime.

James Harden had 27 factors and 13 assists, whereas Tyrese Maxey received the beginning, and went for 29 factors on 12-for-21 taking pictures.

The distinction was permitting Dallas to shoot 25-for-48 from three, getting outscoring in that class by 39 factors. This can be a Sixers’ aspect that normally holds groups to 34.8% from past the arc, the Sixth-best determine within the league.

Total, they’re third in scoring protection, permitting 110.3 factors per recreation. Whereas they run middle-of-the-pack in scoring at 114.2 factors per recreation, Philly is eighth in field-goal taking pictures (48.2%) and tied for third from distance (38.4%).

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Milwaukee Betting Evaluation

You need to return to January 21 for the Milwaukee’s final loss, a 114-102 resolution in Cleveland.

Since then, they’ve thrown up nothing however W’s, together with a 139-117 drubbing of the Magic. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way in which with 31 factors, seven rebounds and 6 dimes, whereas Jrue Vacation chipped in with 23 factors and 9 assists.

As a group, 4 gamers hit a minimum of 4 three-pointers every, together with 4-for-5 from Brook Lopez, who had 18 factors. Giannis and Pat Connaughton struck for 3 every, whereas Jae Crowder dropped a pair. Milwaukee shot 26-for-56 from the three, a 46.4% clip.

The streak numbers are spectacular: the Bucks are averaging 123.7 factors a recreation, on 49% taking pictures from the sector and 43.1% — on 43.1 makes an attempt per recreation! — from three-point vary. Their level differential is +13.

Defensively, groups are scoring simply 110.7 factors, taking pictures simply 43.8% from the sector, and 32.2% from three.

76ers vs Bucks Betting Prediction

There’s additionally the game-within-game battle between two of the league’s premier stars in Giannis and Embiid, two of the highest three candidates within the NBA MVP odds, each staring up at Nikola Jokic.

Whereas they’ve racked up W’s, the Bucks haven’t been the an amazing guess in opposition to the highest groups of late, going 0-5 ATS of their final 5 in opposition to groups with a successful share over .600.

Philly hasn’t precisely been stellar on this head-to-head, going 1-4 ATS of their final 5 in Milwaukee, and 2-5 ATS within the final seven total in opposition to the Bucks.

I feel Milwaukee wins, however Philly did grasp with Dallas after an early onslaught. They’re additionally among the many greatest groups within the NBA occurring a days relaxation, going 23-16-0 ATS.


  • 76ers +5 (-110); 1 unit to win 0.91 items
  • NBA Betting File: 29-29-1 ATS, 1-2 ML, 7-0 o/u, 0-3 parlays; -11.38 items

Eric Rosales

Sports activities Author & Editor