Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 5/12/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 5/12/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

NBA2k Sim: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 219

TV: twitch.tv/betonline2k

The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday night in a NBA2K simulation game. 

The Milwaukee Bucks cary an 82 overall rating, 86 outside scoring rating, 82 athleticism rating and 80 playmaking rating, making them one of the top teams in the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo is probably the best player in this game with a 97 overall rating and 95 driving dunk rating. Antetokounmpo is unstoppable on the glass and a nightmare in the paint on the offensive end. Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Donte DiVincenzo all carry overall ratings in the 80s, making the Bucks possibly the deepest team in this game. The Bucks then have a bunch of quality outside shooters in George Hill, Ersan Ilyasova, Kyle Korver, Marvin Williams and Wesley Matthews. Scoring isn’t an issue for the Bucks no matter if you’re relying on starters or the bench. The issue for the Bucks is rebounding, as their 57 rating is below average. 

The Philadelphia 76ers are another stacked team to play with in this game, as they have an overall rating of 82, an outside scoring rating of 80, an inside scoring rating of 87 and an athleticism rating of 82. The 76ers have a three-headed monster in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris, who are 85 overall or better. Al Horford has an overall rating of 82 and Josh Richardson has a 79 overall rating with an 85 driving dunk rating. Things tend to fall off a bit after that, but one could argue the 76ers have the best starting five in this game and are a team you can do a lot of damage with in online play. However, like the Bucks, the 76ers have a rebounding rating of 55, putting them toward the bottom of the league in that area. 

The Milwaukee Bucks are the deeper team with a cheat code in Antetokounmpo and a lot of top tier shooters who will green anything when they have an inch of space. I understand the Bucks being favored here. However, the Philadelphia 76ers have a solid roster in their own right and arguably the best starting five in the game. Just throwing the 76ers free points in these simulations is dangerous, as their roster can do some wonderful things.

I want the points and the 76ers.

 

Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers +9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.