Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Milwaukee Bucks (3-0)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to get a game above a .500 record with their first road victory of the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 110 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 28.3 points and 10.7 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 19 points and two assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 7.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won seven of their last nine road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory to start 4-0, easily their best start in well over a decade. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 118.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.3 points and 16 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 24 points and 3.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 5.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won seven of their last nine home games.
The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bucks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 Wednesday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The over is 23-4 in Bucks last 27 overall and the over is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are still struggling defensively and are still battling a banged up Ben Simmons, who is questionable for this contest. The Milwaukee Bucks are off to their best start in years and have shown a more consistent spark on the offensive side of the ball. The Bucks and the reasonable line has to be the play here, especially if Simmons can't go due to his injured back. The Bucks are a team to keep a close eye on in the coming weeks.