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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

February 25, 2024



Two of the better teams in the Eastern Conference will square off against each other on Sunday afternoon when the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center with the game scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET and will air on ABC.

Milwaukee Bucks Team Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks enter this game with a record of 36-21 which puts them in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference following Friday’s 112-107 win on the road against the Minnesota Timberwolves which also ended their two-game losing streak. The success of the Bucks this season can be attributed to their play offensively as they are 2nd in the NBA in scoring with an average of 122.02 points per game. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard have played pivotal roles in the success Milwaukee has had offensively this season as they have combined for 55.4 points, 15.5 rebounds, 13.2 assists, and 2.41 steals per game while Giannis Antetokounmpo is 3rd in the league in scoring with an average of 30.8 points per game. 

However, because the Bucks play at a faster tempo than the average team it leads them to be a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 118.63 points per game which is the 8th most allowed per game in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to build off the momentum following the road win against the Timberwolves when they travel to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers are in 5th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-23 following Friday’s 104-97 win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers which also ended their two-game losing streak. The 76ers have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.57 points per game which is below the league average of 115.48 points per game. 

Offensively, Philadelphia has also been above average as they are 10th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 117.93 points per game. Buddy Hield has helped the 76ers remain in a tightly contested playoff race in the Eastern Conference following the injury to Joel Embiid as Hield is averaging 22.3 points, 4 rebounds, 7.5 assists, and 1.75 steals per game since the Philadelphia 76ers traded for him before the trade deadline. 

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Cleveland Cavaliers at home when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 4.5-point favorites on the road against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Bucks have covered the spread in six of the last ten while the 76ers have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. 

The Milwaukee Bucks are 22-34-1 ATS overall, 10-17 ATS on the road, and 20-29-1 ATS as a favorite this season while the Philadelphia 76ers are 32-24 ATS overall, 17-13 ATS at home, and 8-9 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Game Pick

Milwaukee enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests. However, the 76ers have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, covering in two of the previous three matchups while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 32-24 ATS overall and 17-13 ATS at home while the Bucks are 22-34-1 ATS overall and 10-17 ATS on the road. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Philadelphia 76ers when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +5