NBA Game Of The Night Preview: Bucks Vs. 76ersPublished April 22, 2021 by Sol FH
It's a big test for the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at 00:00 GMT against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The question that is on everyone's mind right now for the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers is whether or not they can beat healthy, elite teams? This week started out terribly for Philadelphia after they lost to the Warriors, following a 49-point performance by a healthy Steph Curry, followed by a loss to the Western Conference's second-best Phoenix Suns, albeit by three points.
Out of the 76ers' 14 wins against teams that have winning records, over half have come against squads that were missing at least 1, star player.
Tonight, they face the Bucks, a team that currently sits in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and is coming off its own two-game losing streak, and, like the Sixers, these losses were to the Suns and the Grizzlies, as both have beaten Phili.
For the Sixers, Joel Embiid is hitting 29.9 points and 11.2 rebounds per game, Tobias Harris is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 assists, and Ben Simmons is averaging 14.8 points to round out the double-digit scorers. From the 3-point range, they are shooting 36.8 percent and 76.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bucks have split their last 12 games. They are hitting 119.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks star, is averaging 28.5 points and 11.2 rebounds, Khris Middleton is averaging 20.2 points and 5.6 assists, followed by Jrue Holiday.
NBA Betting Odds
At bet365 Sports, the odds are in favor of the Bucks on the Money Line at 1.34, while the 76ers are back at 3.35. There is also Point Spread and Over/Under markets available, too. Throughout the game, punters can take advantage of live in-play odds making it a more interactive experience.
The odds in this article that were mentioned at the bookmakers' above were accurate at the time of writing, on April 22 at 14:30 GMT.