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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/17/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks
Date & Time Sunday March 17, 2019, 3:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 231
TV Channel
ABC
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.1 points and 13.6 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.8 points and 2.7 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points and 12.6 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.5 points and 4.3 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 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.4 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won their last four home games.

The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest, 20-6-2 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Bucks last 10 home games. The under is 19-7 in 76ers last 26 overall.

The home team has won each of the last four meetings between the Bucks and 76ers, and has covered each of the last five meetings. The 76ers are playing improved basketball as of late and have the talent to win this game, but they're going up against a machine in the Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks are not only winning their last five games by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field, but they win at home by an average of 13.1 points. The Bucks are 41-25-3 ATS overall this season and 22-10 ATS when favored by seven or more points. The 76ers are 13-19 ATS on the road and 2-9 ATS as an underdog of five or more points. I have to side with the Bucks, the most consistent team in the league. 

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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