Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks will face each other in Tuesday’s action of the NBA 2021-22. It will be an exciting clash in Wells Fargo Center since both teams want to challenge for the pole position in the Eastern Conference. However, they both lost their last matches and look forward to bouncing back.
Philadelphia returns home after three straight outings and will search for a win in front of its fans. However, they haven’t been too confident in their backyard lately. On the other hand, Milwaukee heads to another trip, hoping to get a better result from this one. The visitors lost twice in a row on the road, and they want to break that streak.
Philadelphia 76ers – Can they stabilize their home performances?
After three straight wins, the 76ers suffered a defeat in their most recent match since the Phoenix Suns were better in a 114-104 win. Although Joel Embiid had another great evening scoring 37 points, followed by 15 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and a pair of blocks, their bench players provided little contribution. Nevertheless, Philadelphia still tops the Atlantic Division with a 46-28 record, being two wins behind the Eastern Conference pole position, but having two games in hand.
Joel Embiid has been one of the most dominant NBA players this season, with 29.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.2 steals per contest on average. James Harden contributes with 22.4 pts, 9.9 assists, 7.6 rebs, and 1.5 steals per match, while Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey produce a bit more than 17 points per game. Regarding the selection issues, Philadelphia shouldn’t have any ahead of this encounter.
Expected Line-Up: Tyrese Maxey, James Harden, Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
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Milwaukee Bucks – Will they bounce back on the road?
The Bucks go on another trip after losing to the Grizzlies 127-102 in the most recent one. A poor 39.8 field goal percentage cost them a chance of securing a better result. Even Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 30 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks were not enough to challenge for a win in that game. On the other hand, Milwaukee has the same record (46-28) as its upcoming rival, and they sit at the top of the Central Division. A positive result in this one could see them remaining competitive in the battle for the Eastern Conference pole position.
Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks’ offense with 29.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.4 blocks, and a steal per game on average. Khris Middleton produces 20.3 pts, 5.4 rebs, 5.4 assists, and 1.1 steals, while Jrue Holiday averages 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per contest. Bobby Portis, Grayson Allen, and Pat Connaughton are also among players who contribute with a double-digit number of points. However, Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable for this match, which might be a huge setback for the visitors.
Expected Line-Up: Jrue Holiday, Grayson Allen, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
Expert Pick #1 – Milwaukee Bucks +1.5 @-110
I expect a close contest on Tuesday evening, and it can easily go either way. However, I stand with the visitors in this one, as they are too good to turn down in a dog role. On the other hand, Philadelphia has been inconsistent recently, and my first pick will be Milwaukee to cover the number.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 228.5 @-110
Both teams are very talented in the offense, but the Under cashed in six of the Bucks’ last eight games. Nevertheless, nine of their previous 12 encounters in Philadelphia went over the margin, and I believe this one won’t be much different. Give me the Over as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Joel Embiid Over 30.5 @-105
The 76ers’ most productive player averages 29.9 pts this season, while he scored 30.9 per game in the last ten. He was unstoppable in the recent matches against Milwaukee, averaging 42 pts. Therefore, I’ll back him to score at least 31 in this one at a bit higher odds than in the first two picks.