Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks - 2/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (36-23) vs Philadelphia 76ers (34-23)
Game Info: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -6 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning nine of their last 13 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.3 points and 4.5 assists, while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.6 points and 3.6 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 2.9 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 113.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.4 points and 11.3 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.4 points and 5.3 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite. The under is 9-2 in 76ers last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 6-0 in Bucks last 6 overall. The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are playing too good to turn down in the big underdog role, but then you remember they're still not playing with a full roster, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 3.8 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are playing some of their best ball of the season, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 6.5 points. I could easily see the Bucks rolling away with this thing in the second half. I'll lay the chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Bucks -6
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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