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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 4/4/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Thursday April 4, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
TNT, NSPA
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.9 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.4 points and 12.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have split their last six road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.5 points and 13.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and 2.9 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won each of their last six home games.

The Bucks are 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 7-2 in 76ers last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall.

I've bashed the Philadelphia 76ers a little bit, as a team with all this talent shouldn't be this inconsistent. It's hard to figure out which 76ers team you're going to get on a nightly basis. With that said, the Hawks letdown last night probably had some lookahead factor to it and the 76ers need this game to kind of lock up the third seed in the East. The Milwaukee Bucks are winning still, but half their roster seems to either be banged up or in rest mode for the playoffs. This could be one of those 76ers games where they look like a team that can win the East. I'll take the free bucket, but I don't love this game either way.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers +2.5

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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