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2021 NBA Handicapping
(39-18) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks (35-22)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -6
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
Thursday, April 22nd finds the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks meeting for the second time this season. The initial meeting occurred on March 17th with Milwaukee winning 117-109 in overtime.
The teams will play consecutive games this week with this match and again on Saturday the 24th with both games in Milwaukee. The Bucks are one of the six teams who beat Philly at Wells Fargo but didn’t have Joel Embiid in the lineup.
The Bucks hold the all-time record between the clubs with 112 wins in 214 meetings. Last season, the teams played three times with Philly winning two of the three contests.
An exciting finish to the 76ers – Suns match featured a full-court Embiid toss that hit the backboard, then bounced off the rim almost dropping through the basket.
It would’ve sent the game into overtime. Instead, it was the seventh loss of the season at home for Philly and gave Phoenix the best road record.
Ultimately, the big man finished with a massive double-double of 38 points and 17 rebounds. Embiid also chipped in four dimes, a steal, a block, and an uncharacteristic eight turnovers.
Danny Green (18), Tyrese Maxey (14), Furkan Korkmaz (12), and George Hill (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
The Suns will get the glory for the win but perhaps the more important takeaway is Philly was missing three core contributors. If Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and Seth Curry play the game likely is never as close.
Embiid was questionable to play Wednesday and given the back-to-back, it won’t be surprising if Philly rests him Thursday. Curry (hip), Harris (knee), Simmons (illness) are likely game-time decisions.
The Bucks also lost to the Suns this week (in overtime) but the difference was they had their full complement of core contributors playing.
The big three delivered but the supporting cast was MIA. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 33 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block. He missed the final minutes of overtime suffering from leg cramps.
Khris Middleton registered 26 points and seven rebounds. Jrue Holiday offered 25 points and eight assists.
Milwaukee struggled from deep shooting 32.4 percent from the perimeter on 11 of 34 attempts. They made up for it on other areas of the court winning the rebounding (51-45) and points in the paint (64-42) battles.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Bucks are 7-3 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bucks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
Joel Embiid didn’t play in the first meeting and the 76ers may elect to rest him given the back-to-back. No injury report had been submitted as of this posting.
Seeding is on the line with Philly holding a 3.5 edge over the Bucks. I’m not sure the 76ers will feel it’s a must-win but they’ll definitely want to win one of the two games this week, but won’t rush back players to force the situation.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers +6
I’m leaning to Milwaukee winning the first game and the 76ers taking the second — but if the trio of injured players return and Embiid plays then Philly is all in to take both games.
NBA Free Prediction: Bucks 117 – 76ers 112 (Bet Now!)
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