Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game. The number 2 seed in the Eastern Conference is on the line as the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks clash for the 3rd and final time this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 29.03.2022 at 7:00 PM
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The 76ers are coming off a disappointing loss at Phoenix 114-104 over the weekend, but they still finished their mini 3-game West coast road trip with a positive record. James Harden once again raised questions about his play going only 2-for-11 from the field in the loss, while Joel Embiid dropped 37 and grabbed 15 rebounds. The big man suffered a minor ankle injury in the 3rd quarter, but managed to stay in the game and have an impact on the score. He isn’t listed on the injury report for tonight, which means he’ll be ready to play.
The 76ers will need everything they can get for this one as they are facing a team that has beaten them 7 times in the last 10 meetings. They do have a solid track record against Eastern Conference opponents lately though with 8 wins in 11 games, so that’s a reason to be optimistic for Sixers fans.
Since we’re at it, the Bucks also have a really good record vs Eastern Conference teams with 6 wins in a row, they are also 6-1 SU in their last 7 vs Philadelphia and have won 10 of 13 games overall. All that sounds good, but there are some injury concerns ahead of tonight’s game. Jrue Holiday didn’t play in their last game due to an ankle injury, he has been upgraded to probable here. Same goes for Giannis Antetokounmpo who is dealing with a minor knee problem.
This Milwaukee team seems to be the only team from the Top 4 in the East that isn’t scared of finishing first in the standings and potentially facing the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the playoffs. After all, they are the defending champions and if any team wants to dethrone them and get to the NBA finals, they’ll have to go through them.
Despite the Sixers being home here, I am giving the edge to the Bucks. Giannis and Embiid should cancel each other out, while Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton should be a better combo than James Harden and Tyrese Maxey. Harden has a habit of disappearing in big games, until that changes I am not trusting his team to win. Back the road team to cover.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
High scoring has been the theme of a lot of recent meetings between these teams, so it’s no wonder the projected total has been set at 228 points here. The last 5 of 6 games played between them in Philadelphia have all gone over the total, if we expand that to the last 13 overall then the total has cashed in 9 of them.
An average of 231.6 points per game have been scored in the last 10 meetings, while in the 3 most recent the total has gone over twice and the two teams scored an average of 232 points per game. Bucks rank 4th in offensive efficiency scoring 112.2 points per game, while Philly is also in the Top 15 scoring 110.1 points.
There is just so much firepower on both rosters, it will be hard for either team to defend here. Since acquiring James Harden, the 76ers have gone 11-8-1 on the O/U and developed some really bad habits on defence. Just a couple of games ago the struggling LA Lakers scored 121 on them without LeBron James. If they can do it, so can Milwaukee, so my advice here would be to back the points.