Milwaukee Bucks (44-37) at Philadelphia 76ers (51-30)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5 -- Over/Under:
ESPN, FSWI, CSN
The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to improve their playoff positioning with a victory here. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 106.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points and 10 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Parker is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four of their last six road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for yet another victory, as they haven’t lost a game since March 13. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. JJ Redick is averaging 17 points and three assists while Ben Simmons is averaging 16 points and 8.1 rebounds. Dario Saric is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won nine straight home games.
The Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are downright rolling right now, as they haven't lost a game in nearly a month and came into Tuesday outscoring teams by nearly 13 points in their last five contests. The 76ers have also been a covering machine during this massive winning streak. The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to improve their playoff standings, but they're being outscored by 0.8 points on the road this season and are dealing with an ankle injury to Giannis Antetokounmpo. I'm not sure why anybody would be looking to step in front of the 76ers right now. Give me the reasonable chalk.