Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) at Philadelphia 76ers (27-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 235 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.7 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29 points and 11.7 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 5.6 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to build on their six game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.2 points and 3.5 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games. The 76ers are 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Bucks last 7 road games. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are playing good basketball despite not having Embiid on the court, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 21.4 points. However, the 76ers are on the end of a back to back and not having their best player is usually in spots like this where it hurts the most. The Milwaukee Bucks are playing some of their best ball of the season and they win on the road by an average of 4.6 points. The Bucks have also won six of the last nine meetings against the 76ers. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Bucks.