Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/4/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (34-27) at Milwaukee Bucks (33-29)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +1 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSN, FSWI
The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.8 points and 11.3 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 16.6 points and 7.4 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.1 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four straight home games.
The 76ers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the hottest teams over the last month, but a lot of their damage has been done at home, as this is still a young team trying to learn how to win on the road. The Milwaukee Bucks are ice cold at the moment, dropping four straight and allowing 112.4 points during their last five games. However, it's only a matter of time before the Bucks turn things around, as there's too much talent to continue losing, and they have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the 76ers. Add Philly's issues on the road, and this is where the Bucks get that much needed victory.