Date/Time: 04-04-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5
In this high caliber all-Eastern battle, two of the top-3 squads of the conference are clashing, when the team with the best record currently in the whole league, the Milwaukee Bucks (58-20), who want to continue on the winning ways, are visiting the Philadelphia Sixers, who on the other hand have lost two straight and are looking to bounce back.
Bucks are 58-20 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the league. They are 5-1 in their last 6 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Brooklyn on the road, 131-121. Sixers are 49-29 so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Atlanta on the road, 122-130.
Top Basketball BookmakersMilwaukee are led in scoring by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 27.4 ppg. He also leads the team both in rebounding with 12.5 and in assists made with 6 per game, while Kris Middleton follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Eric Bledsoe adds 16 ppg, 4.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Philadelphia are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 27.5 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 13.7 per game, while Tobias Harris follows with 19 ppg, adding 7.9 rebounds per game. Jimmy Butler adds 18.5 ppg, 5.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Both teams are tied 1-1 wins so far this season. Milwaukee have won at home with a 123-108 score and Philadelphia on the road 125-130. Philadelphia are 30-9 at home, while Milwaukee are 26-14 on the road. Milwaukee have both a better offense with 117.9 ppg to Philadelphia’s 115.2 ppg and a better defense, allowing 108.6 ppg to Philadelphia’s 112.4. Milwauke have a better accuracy from the field (47.6% to 47%), while Philadelphia have a better accuracy from behind the arc (35.8% to 35.3%). Philadelphia dish more assists (26.8 to 26.1), while Milwaukee grab more rebounds (49.6 to 47.8) and commit fewer turnovers per game (13.3 to 14.7). Philadelphia have been very strong at home and expect them to get away with the win against a team that have almost certainly have locked the first seed in the East.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5 (-110)