The Philadelphia 76ers will look to remain red-hot when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Philadelphia is sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings coming into this affair, but Milwaukee is hotter than fish grease right now and looking to close a narrow gap of the Sixers and second place Brooklyn Nets.
With both teams looking for the statement-making win, let’s find out which ballclub is offering the best betting value in this Bucks Vs 76ers affair so you can make your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA Betting Picks – Can Philly Take Down Milwaukee Without Embiid?
Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) Vs Philadelphia 76ers (26-12) Match Info
- When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia, Fox Sports Wisconsin
- Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic, 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ
Bucks, Greek Freak, On A Red-Hot Roll!
Milwaukee has won four straight and a blistering nine of its last 10 games overall. The Bucks got past Washington 133-122 on Monday night to cover the chalk as an 8.5-point road favorite. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way to victory with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his third consecutive triple-double.
“I’m not Kobe,” Antetokounmpo said. “I just try to be a basketball player. I don’t look at the clock and say, ‘Oh now we are up two or we’re down two, let me take over the game.’ No, I just make the right decision at the right moment. Sometimes it’s going to be score, sometimes it’s going to be pass.”
Milwaukee ranks a stellar second in scoring (119.7 ppg), but an uninspiring 20th in points allowed (112.6 ppg). The Bucks have gone 10-9 on the road this season.
76ers Look To Stay Hot Without Embiid
Philly has won and covered the spread in five consecutive games. The 76ers beat the hell out of San Antonio 134-99 on Sunday night with all-star center Joel Embiid sidelined with a bone bruise to his knee. Tobias Harris scored a team-high 23 points and Seth Curry added 21 points in the easy win.
“We’re a great team when we have everybody,” Harris said. “This team needs everybody.”
Embiid is out of the lineup for at least the next two weeks.
“He was happy that it isn’t as bad as a lot of people thought it was, probably including himself,” coach Doc Rivers said. “Now that he knows all it takes is rehab, he has a game plan, we have a game plan and we’re moving forward with it.”
Philadelphia is ranked fourth in scoring (115.8 ppg)and ninth in points allowed (110.4 ppg). The 76ers have gone a stellar 17-3 at home this season.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Philly may have smacked San Antonio around without Joel Embiid, but they’re not getting past Milwaukee without their all-star big man. Milwaukee has won two straight and three of the last four meetings in this rivalry while covering the spread in each victory. I like the Bucks to get it done against the Sixers again on Wednesday night.
Pick: Milwaukee 116 Philadelphia 111