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Bucks vs 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 18 (Philadelphia Takes Advantage of Milwaukee's Injuries)

Larry Rupp
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 Slocum
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Bucks vs 76ers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Milwaukee Bucks (11-3, 3-2 Away) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (7-7, 4-4 Home)
Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center — Philadelphia, PA
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Friday with an exciting matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers. The Bucks are coming off a 113-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Brook Lopez dropped 29 points (10-of-13 shooting) and 5 rebounds in that one.

Meanwhile, the 76ers got back to the .500 mark on Sunday thanks to a 105-98 victory over the Utah Jazz. Joel Embiid put on an amazing performance with 59 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 blocks. He became the first player in NBA history to post at least 55 points and 5 blocks in a game.

Bucks vs 76ers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIL: (-102) | PHI: (-116)
Spread: MIL: +1 (-108) | PHI: -1 (-112)
Total: 211.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 211.5, which is among the lowest of Friday's projected totals.

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Bucks vs 76ers Prediction & Pick

The Bucks have already traveled to Philly once this season. That was when they took down the 76ers by a score of 90-88 on October 20. However, both Jrue Holiday and Wesley Matthews played a key role in the game. Matthews has already been ruled out on Friday, while Holiday remains questionable.

The 76ers have a chance to take advantage of an injury-riddled Bucks squad. Philadelphia allows the fewest points per game at home this season (104.0) and also gives up the ninth-fewest points in the paint per contest (46.0). A lack of depth on the wings may come back to haunt Milwaukee in this one.

I'll back head coach Doc Rivers' squad to finally overcome its struggles against Milwaukee with a win.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 101 | 76ers: 106

Bucks vs 76ers Betting Trends

- Milwaukee is 10-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Milwaukee's last nine games.
- Philadelphia is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against a Central Division opponent.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of Philadelphia's last 15 games against Milwaukee.

Bucks vs 76ers Best Bet

This matchup is a toss up, so shifting gears to the point total is the best move to make here. The total has hit the under in seven of Milwaukee's last nine games as well as in four of Philadelphia's last five games. The under has also cashed in seven of the 76ers' last nine games at the Wells Fargo Center.

Each of these teams rank among the top-10 in defensive efficiency, while also ranking outside the top-15 in pace. That means possessions on offense and defense are being taken down to the final seconds of the shot clock more often than not. Bettors can feel confident backing the under here.

Bet: Under 211.5 Points (-110)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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