76ers vs. Bucks Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Apr 22, 2021

As Milwaukee and Philadelphia get set to kick off a two-game set, the Sixers will be looking for a little revenge after ending up on the wrong side of a 109-105 OT decision against the Bucks in March.

Philadelphia
49-23
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April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
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Milwaukee
46-26
Pointspread +6.5 -115
Moneyline +211
Over / Under o +225

70%

Betting Action

30%

Pointspread -6.5 -105
Moneyline -255
Over / Under u +225

70%

Betting Action

30%

The Philadelphia 76ers are taking a trip to Milwaukee to face off against the Bucks on Thursday. Philadelphia recently saw their four-game winning streak get snapped by a tremendous game from Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost two straight games and are hoping to get things turned around with a meaningful win against a top team in the Eastern Conference. Which team has the upper hand here?

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Philadelphia is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on the road. They could definitely improve that number here in this matchup as long as they can lock down defensively, which could easily be done as long as Joel Embiid can get himself on the floor.

As for the Bucks, the Over has gone 4-1 in their past five matchups at home. Milwaukee is a very fast and aggressive offensive team and thrives in fast break situations. If they are able to play at their pace, we could see another Over.

Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers have the best record in the Eastern Conference and a lot of that is because they have the leading MVP candidate in Joel Embiid. Embiid has been playing outstanding basketball the entire season, averaging 29.9 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per contest for Philadelphia. He did miss a good chunk of games in the middle of the season but has since come in and out of the lineup to ensure a clean recovery. Embiid is still questionable for this contest, along with Ben Simmons, Seth Curry and Tobias Harris, who are among the 76ers best players outside of Embiid. This team hopes to get at least a few of these guys into the starting lineup on Thursday or else it could be their bench players going up against the reigning MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Generally speaking, this team has trended in the right direction of late. They had a brief 3-4 spell but then won four in a row before losing their last outing.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks are in the midst of a funk. They were 29-14 after 43 games but are just 6-8 in their last 14 contests. That includes going 3-5 in their last eight.

Milwaukee’s big three have been solid as Antetokounmpo averages 28.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and six assists per game while acting as the primary scorer offensively. He also has great instincts on the defensive end, making him one of the better two-way players in the league. His teammates Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have also been two-way threats. Each of those guys have been critical to the team’s success over the past few months by providing offence as well as defence. After the starting lineup this teams gets a little bit thin, but they still have players like Donte DiVincenzo and Brynn Forbes who can score efficiently when the stars aren’t on the floor. The only thing that can stop Milwaukee is if Giannis isn’t able to play. He left their Monday night game early due to leg cramps and is still questionable. That makes it quite important to track the injury news in this one.

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