Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/4/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/4/23
Sat 4th March 2023

Expect a defensive battle when the Philadelphia 76ers (40-22, 16-12 Away) are on the road to face the Milwaukee Bucks (45-17, 27-5 Home) on Saturday. Philadelphia was defeated by the Dallas Mavericks 133-126 at American Airlines Center on Thursday.

With 35 points, Joel Embiid was the top scorer in defeat. James Harden chipped in with 27 points and 13 assists. The 76ers are third in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee won their 16th in a row in dominating fashion on Wednesday at Fiserv Forum, beating the Orlando Magic 139-117.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, seven rebounds, and six assists to lead the team. The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference, 0.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Philadelphia and Milwaukee have split their two matchups this season.

The 76ers triumphed in the last meeting, beating the Bucks 110-102 at Wells Fargo Center in November 2022. Embiid led the 76ers with 32 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and three blocks. Antetokounmpo had 25 points in defeat.

Embiid is averaging 33.0 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Sixers in scoring this season. Embiid also has grabbed 10.4 rebounds per game, eighth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Harden is dishing 10.6 assists.Antetokounmpo (31.3 ppg) has supplied much of the Bucks’ offense.

He ranks as the fourth-highest scorer in the NBA. Antetokounmpo also has averaged 12.0 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Jrue Holiday has doled out 7.2 assists per game. The 76ers and the Bucks are holding opponents to 110.3 and 111.2 points per game, respectively, ranking third and fifth in the NBA in scoring defense.

The 76ers are 2-5 in seven games at Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee has won 11 in a row at home this season. In the last 10 games, Philadelphia is 6-4 with an average margin of +4.8 (112.1-107.3).

Milwaukee has won each of the last 10 amid the team’s 16-game win streak, scoring 121.6 points per game on average while allowing 108.1 (+13.5 margin). The Bucks are averaging 115.3 ppg for the full season while allowing 111.2.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shake Milton: 4.6 | 14.1 | -9.5
Points per game:
De’Anthony Melton: 6.6 | 10.3 | -3.7
Rebounds per game:
Tobias Harris: 4.0 | 5.8 | -1.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Brook Lopez: 29.8 | 22.6 | +7.2
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 30.0 | 48.6 | -18.6
Points per game:
Brook Lopez: 20.6 | 14.7 | +5.9
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 17.5 | 31.3 | -13.8
Rebounds per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 8.3 | 12.0 | -3.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks (-225)

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