ESPN NBA Betting Online Wednesday: Bucks vs. 76ers

April 10, 2018 NBA Basketball

Milwaukee has been a pleasant straight up surprise as a playoff team this year.  But that has not translated into NBA betting online profits for the Bucks.  With metrics that are middle of the road Milwaukee is not expected to make a deep playoff run.  Philadelphia has exploded on the scene as a new emerging power.  Just as important to gamblers has been their profitability on the board.  Of concern for the 76ers is an injury to Joel Embiid.  As the Sixers leading scorer his presence is mandatory for playoff success.  Wednesday ESPN action features Milwaukee at Philadelphia.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Bucks vs. 76ers TV Coverage: ESPN

Philadelphia

Cash is cranking with Philadelphia for NBA betting online profits.  Eight payouts in their last ten games has pleased gamblers.  Wells Fargo Center has seen the 76ers cover 26 of 40 games.  Offensively the Sixers rank eighth in the NBA.  Defensively they are a middle of the pack 13th.  Credit for the franchise resurgence goes to general manager Bryan Colangelo.  Taking over a disaster of a franchise he went back to the basics.  Run into the ground with analytics geeks Philadelphia now has a solid foundation.  Colangelo’s rebuild makes him one of the most impressive NBA executives in recent memory.

Milwaukee

Jason Kidd was a dynamic coach for Milwaukee that was being tuned out.  Players had tired of his demanding ways.  Mind games were alleged.  And so Kidd was fired at mid-season.  Enter Joe Prunty.  The interim coach has provided stability to the Bucks.  Players have flourished since he took over.  As a result, Milwaukee is playoff bound.  With payouts in seven of their last ten the Bucks are in good form.  Although in red ink for the season betting value has improved.  Metrics wise Prunty’s team ranks 15th for offense and 16th for defense.

Big Names on Court

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been dominant for Milwaukee.  An All Star this year he leads the Bucks with 27 points and 10 rebounds per game.  He is questionable for this one with an ankle issue.  Joel Embiid tops Philadelphia with 23 points per game.  But he fractured his face on April 8.  Consequently, he is out until the end of April.  That may be too late to salvage the Sixers playoff hopes.

Team vs. Team

Milwaukee has controlled their recent sportsbook series with Philadelphia. In the last five meetings the Bucks have four covers.  Three of the last five in this series have gone under the total.  At Wells Fargo Center Milwaukee has paid in five of their seven vs. Philly.  Three of the last five between these teams at Philadelphia went over the total.

Matchup to Watch

With Embiid out the entire NBA betting online dynamics change for this matchup.  This game is likely to be absent of the best player on both teams.  As a result, the contest edge goes back to the Bucks.  They have proven success at getting the money at Wells Fargo Center.  Value wise they should have the edge from oddsmakers.

Bucks vs. 76ers NBA games Betting Odds Picks

With much in doubt Milwaukee’s record at Philadelphia rates the difference.

NBA Betting Online Pick:  Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction:  Bucks 110, 76ers 108