Heading into this early season matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers (7-7) will square off against the Milwaukee Bucks (11-3) in Philadelphia on Friday, November 18 at Wells Fargo Center. Still in the early part of the season, both of these teams will of course be hoping for a win in this game as they look to set the tone for the rest of the year. These two will tipoff at 7:30 PM ET, so make sure to place your bets and tune in!
For context related to Friday’s early-season matchup, how have the 76ers and the Bucks stacked up against each other in the past?
So far this season, these squads have competed in one contest and the 76ers lost to the Bucks. In their previous meeting on October 20, 2022, the score was 88-90 in favor of the Bucks. In that game, the 76ers had a 47.13% field goal percentage and a 20.83% three pointer percentage, whereas the Bucks had a 51.11% field goal percentage and shot 30.95% from the perimenter. Elsewhere on the stat sheet, Philadelphia totaled 44 rebounds and 17 assists while Milwaukee had 48 boards and 24 assists.
Betting Preview for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Game on November 18 2022
Where: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: Friday, November 18, 2022
Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks
Record: 11-3 | Central Division Standing: 1
The Milwaukee Bucks have come out on top in seven out of their last 10 games and are the best in their division currently. In their most recent game they lost to the Boston Celtics, 122-121, in spite of the solid showing from Khris Middleton. To that end, Middleton, who won’t be playing during the next game due to an injury, accounted for 27 points (50.0 FG%) and 14 rebounds and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points (50.0 FG%) and 13 rebounds. Check out our assessment further down to learn how this performance has framed their odds for the upcoming game against Philadelphia on Friday.
Absences and Injuries
As far as inactive players go, the Bucks will play without Khris Middleton (Wrist), Pat Connaughton (Calf), Wesley Matthews (Hamstring), and Joe Ingles (Knee). Jrue Holiday (Ankle), Pat Connaughton (Calf), Grayson Allen (Ankle), and A.J. Green (Nose) are listed as questionable.
Betting on the Philadelphia 76ers
Record: 7-7 | Atlantic Division Standing: 4
The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Washington Huskies in their most recent game on Wednesday, 113-107, due in large part to the solid efforts of star players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Embiid amassed 29 points (58.82 FG%) and 14 rebounds, whereas Ben Simmons added 16 points (58.33 FG%). The 76ers are presently in 9th place in the conference. Make sure you review our odds assessment for Friday’s game below and consider how the squad’s recent performance could influence their meeting versus Milwaukee.
Absences and Injuries
In terms of injuries, the 76ers are short James Harden (Foot). Furkan Korkmaz (Knee) will be questionable.
Bucks vs 76ers | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Milwaukee Bucks (+110) at FanDuel
Heading into this game, the Philadelphia 76ers are considered the favorite. The squad enters this matchup sporting a winning percentage of 60% in the last 10 games (six wins and four losses) while the winning percentage of the Milwaukee Bucks on the other hand, is higher at 70% in the last 10 games (a record of seven wins and three losses).
Over/Under Pick: Over 218.5 Total Points (-110) at DraftKings
It is predicted that the total score for the game will be over 218.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers have recorded 102.2 points per game over their last 10 games. On the other hand, the Milwaukee Bucks have logged an average of 111.8 points per game in the 10 games since October 26.
Spread Pick: Milwaukee Bucks +2 Points (-110) at FanDuel
The Milwaukee Bucks will need to lose by less than the amount of the spread or win outright in order to cover.
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