Bucks vs 76ers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 17, 2021

The Philadelphia 76ers (28-12) will look to build on a six-game win streak when they host the Milwaukee Bucks (25-14) at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 as 6.5-point underdogs. The Bucks have won four games in a row. The point total is set at 237 in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 17, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bucks vs 76ers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 17

Bucks: None

76ers:
Joel Embiid: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick 76ers (+6.5)
Total Pick Under (237)
Prediction 76ers 116, Bucks 114

While FanDuel has the Bucks winning by 6.5, the model has the 76ers taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (8.8 points). Take the 76ers.

The model predicts a total (229.3 points) much lower than the one set by FanDuel for this game (237 points). Take the under.

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Bucks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 38 29.0 11.7 6.2 1.3 1.4 1.1
Khris Middleton 39 20.4 6.1 5.6 1.1 0.2 2.2
Jrue Holiday 29 15.2 4.5 4.9 1.8 0.5 1.7
Brook Lopez 39 11.1 5.1 0.7 0.6 1.5 1.5
Bobby Portis 39 11.0 6.9 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.1

76ers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 31 29.9 11.5 3.3 1.2 1.4 1.2
Tobias Harris 35 20.5 7.5 3.4 0.8 0.9 1.6
Ben Simmons 33 16.0 7.9 7.6 1.5 0.7 0.1
Shake Milton 32 13.2 2.3 3.1 0.6 0.3 1.0
Seth Curry 32 13.0 2.2 2.9 0.9 0.3 2.0

Shooting Trends

  • The Bucks make 48.7% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.6 percentage points higher than the 76ers have allowed to their opponents (45.1%).
  • Milwaukee is 15-11 against the spread and 18-8 overall when it shoots higher than 45.1% from the field.
  • Philadelphia is 18-11-1 against the spread and 24-6 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 48.7% from the field.
  • The 76ers have shot at a 48.1% clip from the field this season, 2.5 percentage points higher than the 45.6% shooting opponents of the Bucks have averaged.
  • Philadelphia has compiled a 17-10-1 record against the spread and a 23-5 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 45.6% from the field.
  • This season, Milwaukee has a 17-10 record against the spread and a 22-5 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot greater than 48.1% from the field.
  • The Bucks are knocking down 39% of their three-point shots this season, 2.5% higher than the 36.5% the 76ers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Milwaukee has a 13-11 record against the spread and an 18-6 record overall when the team connects on more than 36.5% of its three-point shots.
  • Philadelphia is 19-6-1 against the spread and 22-4 overall when its opponents shoot better than 39% from deep.
  • The 76ers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.9%) is just 0.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Bucks are averaging (37.5%).
  • Philadelphia has an 11-3-1 ATS record and is 14-1 straight-up when the team hits more than 37.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Milwaukee has a 16-6 ATS record and a 19-3 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 36.9% of its three-point shots.
  • The Bucks hit 14.6 three-pointers per game this season, 3.9 more makes per game than the 76ers allow (10.7).
  • Milwaukee has gone 12-6 against the spread and 16-2 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Philadelphia makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 11-12-1 ATS and 14-10 straight up.
  • The Bucks are the fifth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the 76ers allow the 11th-fewest makes from deep.

Bucks vs 76ers Stat Rankings

Bucks Rank Bucks AVG 76ers AVG 76ers Rank
2nd 119.8 Points Scored 115.4 5th
20th 112.6 Points Allowed 110.1 9th
2nd 48.3 Rebounds 46.2 4th
11th 10.5 Off. Rebounds 10.4 14th
5th 14.6 3pt Made 10.7 27th
10th 26.1 Assists 23.7 22nd
13th 13.2 Turnovers 14.6 25th

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