Bucks vs 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 (Trust the Underdog in Eastern Conference Showdown)

Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Rourke

Bucks vs 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, WI
  • Coverage: NBCSP and BS-WIS

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Sunday with 13 more games, including a battle between the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks. The 76ers rank third in the Eastern Conference with a 51-26 record, while the Bucks check in first with a 55-22 record. This one could end up going either way.

Philadelphia enters as a victor in six of its last 11 games following a 117-110 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has now five of its last seven games, but was on the wrong end of a blowout in a 140-99 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday. Which team will win on Sunday?

Bucks vs 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIL: (-205) | PHI: (+172)
  • Spread: MIL: -5 (-110) | PHI: +5 (-110)
  • Total: 236.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as moderate home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236.5 points, which is above average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

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Bucks vs 76ers Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee is 14-3 straight up in its last 17 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Milwaukee's last five games.
  • Philadelphia is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight away games.
  • The total has hit the under in five of Philadelphia's last seven games.

Bucks vs 76ers Prediction & Pick

The 76ers would be eliminated from contention for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a loss tonight, so expect head coach Doc Rivers to have his team fired up. Philly can pull off an upset if it focuses on its strengths. It leads the NBA in three-point (38.8%) and free throw (83.6%) percentage.

The Bucks outside the top 12 teams in both of those statistical categories, making the 76ers a tough matchup for them. Milwaukee thrives when it is able to create open jump shots around the rim and convert contested layups, but Philadelphia ranks sixth in points allowed in the paint per game (48.0).

Philly has won nine of its last 10 games against Eastern Conference foes, so back the 76ers here.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 117 | 76ers: 120

Bucks vs 76ers Best Bet

Bettors hesitant to back the 76ers as a +172 moneyline underdog should feel more comfortable trusting them as a 5-point underdog. After all, the 76ers are 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last eight away games. They've been dominating as of late.

Milwaukee is only 1-8 ATS in its last nine games against teams with a winning percentage over .600 and are just 21-17 ATS at home this season. Philly is 21-17 ATS on the road and has already beaten Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum this season (March 4). Take the points in a game that is likely decided late.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers +5 (-110)

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