Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NBA

Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Bucks money line +150
Bucks spread +4 (-110)
76ers money line -175
76ers spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 224

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers
Record 0-0 0-1
Road / home record 0-0 0-0
Streak    
Points per game 0.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 0.00 126.00
Rebounds per game 0.00 31.00
Rebounds allowed per game 0.00 36.00
Over / under record 0-0 1-0
 

Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks hit the road to play their first game of the season and will visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. These teams met 3 times last season and the Bucks led 2-1.  

 

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks had a great season last year as they made it to the semifinals but lost to the Boston Celtics. They ended up with a 51-31 record overall ranking 1st in the Central division. The Bucks were 33-19 in Eastern Conference play. Milwaukee ranked fifth in the NBA in 3-point percentage, shooting 36.8% as a team from downtown this season. Sandro Mamukelashvili led them shooting 42.9% from 3-point range.

Antetokounmpo was scoring 29.9 points per game with 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Bucks. Khris Middleton averaged 21.8 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 44.4% over the past 10 games for Milwaukee.

In their last 10 games Milwaukee are 6-4, averaging 120.6 points, 47.0 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points.

The team will miss Khris Middleton for the start of the season.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Sixers were good last season as they ended up with a 51-31 record overall ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Philadelphia went 6-10 in Atlantic Division play and 27-14 on the road last season.

They lost their first game of the season against the Celtics where they scored 117 points. James Harden led the 76ers with 35 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Joel Embiid had 26 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists, while Tyrese Maxey added 21 points.

In their last 10 games the 76ers are 4-6, averaging 115.0 points, 43.6 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.5 points.

The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed P.J. Tucker, Danuel House, De'Anthony Melton, and Trevelin Queen.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Philadelphia.

Milwaukee are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against Philadelphia.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games.

Philadelphia are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games against Milwaukee.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Bucks were great last season and beat the 76ers in 2 of 3 times but they will be missing one of their best player in Khris Middleton who's averaging over 20 points per game. The 76ers played really good in their first game against the defending Champions but struggled defensively. I think the Bucks will definitely miss Middleton on this game and with the sixers full healthy and playing at home the Bucks won't be able to keep up with them. Take the 76ers.

PICK: 76ers -4 (-110)

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