Bucks vs 76ers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 4/2/23

Bucks vs 76ers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 4/2/23 player photo
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 The Milwaukee Bucks play host to the Philadelphia 76ers at the Fiserv Forum on Sunday night.

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last seven games, but they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Raptors in a 117-110 home win on Friday. Joel Embiid led the team with 25 points and 12 rebounds, James Harden added 23 points with 11 assists, while Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 13 points and six assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 56 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the 3-point line as they dominated early and exploded for 46 points in the second quarter to storm out to a 24-point lead, before they held off a late charge from the Raptors despite scoring just 40 points in the second half.

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have been in great form as they’ve won five of their last seven games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting destroyed by the Celtics in a 140-99 loss on Thursday. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team with 24 pints on 11 of 27 shooting, Khris Middleton added 13 points while Bobby Portis chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Bucks shot just 37 percent from the field and 14 of 43 from the 3-point line as they failed to match the intensity of the Celtics to start the game and they were never in the contest after getting outscored by 75-47 in the first half.  

Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bucks are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games, 1-8 ATS in their last nine games against a team above .600 and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.

Head to head, the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Milwaukee and the 76ers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee.

The 76ers don’t have a single player listed on the injury report, while the Bucks are keeping an eye on Jevon Carter who is listed as questionable here. These two squads match quite evenly on paper, but the 76ers have been in a bit of a rut, while the BUcks were on fire before they got stopped in their tracks by the Celtics in their last outing. The Bucks were embarrassed in their last game and I think they bounce back in fine fashion as they beat the 76ers for the win and cover.

Peter Tran's Free Pick:Milwaukee -4.5