The Milwaukee Bucks hit the road to face the Philadelphia 76ers for the last time in the 2021/22 NBA regular season. The defending champions drew first blood in their first meeting of the season in November. After that, the Sixers hit back with a narrow three-point victory in February. We look forward to another intense matchup between the two with less than two weeks remaining before the postseason.
Nitrobetting gets you primed for the clash in this Bucks vs. Sixers preview. The team shares essential game information on top of crucial stats, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and predictions–all of which aim to help you find the best picks.
Bucks vs. 76ers Game Information
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- When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Bucks) / WPEN 97.5 (76ers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (+1.5) / 76ers (-1.5)
Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?
The defending champions are averaging 114.9 points (fourth) per game on 46.6% shooting. They have the better offensive stats on paper. The Bucks are great shooters from both the two and three-point range, hitting 54.1% of shots in the perimeter or closer (ninth) and making 36.8% of their attempts from downtown (fifth).
The Bucks have all the components of a proactive defensive squad, but this is where the Sixers might cause them some problems. On average, the team allows 111.2 points (17th) per game on 45.3% opponent shooting (tenth). But what gives them the edge is a league-best defensive rebounding stat that sees the team collect 36.6 defensive boards per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s status will be updated right before game time. The star forward recently sustained a knee injury that left him on the sidelines for several games. Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is now off the injury report and is anticipated to return on Tuesday night.
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The Sixers managed to record 108.8 points (20th) in 74 games. They are behind in shooting statistics when placed side by side with the bucks. However, we still see numbers that can help the side progress offensively. The team is shooting 46.1% (17th) and does well from range. They hit 35.8% of their three-point attempts and are the leading team in free throws.
Defense is where the Sixers can make up some ground. They limit teams to 106.6 points (sixth) per game. They do well defending the arc and hold opponents to 34.3% three-point shooting. Philadelphia also features better perimeter defense as they keep teams under 53% from two points.
Having a healthy lineup will help the Sixers in this matchup. They have MVP candidate Joel Embiid doing plenty of work on both ends of the floor, while James Harden facilitates. The supporting cast of Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, and Tyrese Maxey also takes some of the load from the duo and opens up more scoring options for the hosts.
Bucks vs. 76ers Betting Trends
- The Bucks are 2-3 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
- The Bucks are 3-2 in the last five road games against the Sixers (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in six of their last ten road games.
- The Sixers are 2-3 in the last five games at Wells Fargo Center (2-3 ATS).
- The Sixers are 1-4 in the last five games against the Bucks (2-3 ATS).
- The totals went under in four of the Sixers’ last ten games against the Bucks.
Bucks vs. 76ers Expert Betting Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are going to have a field day once Antetokounmpo and Holiday return for this contest, and that brings the odds closer than expected. We’ve seen some ups and downs for the defending champions on the road, but are more consistent in front of their home crowd. The Sixers are likely to put the Bucks to the test once again. Meanwhile, the Sixers have been hit or miss in the last couple of weeks mainly because of their defensive efforts.
The Bucks are unstoppable when they have their best players on the floor, but the 76ers have a solid core and bench lineup that can easily keep up with Giannis and company. Covering the spread shouldn’t be a problem for Milwaukee, but Philadelphia enters the favorites with home-court advantage on their side.
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