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Play Time: 11/09/2021 20:30
The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum tomorrow in a clash between two Eastern Conference heavyweights.
Prior to the game against the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers lead the league in offensive efficiency and are in a six-game winning run even without Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons, four of those are home games. Last night, Philadelphia played without All-Star C Joel Embiid (COVID-19) during a 103-96 home loss versus New York. Furkman Korkmaz nailed 5-for-11 from the three-point line and led six Philadelphia players in double figures with 19 points. Andre Drummond added 14 points and 25 rebounds for the 76ers. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 111.1 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting.
With a slew of injuries to start the season, the Bucks are only 1-5 in their last six games and have lost four consecutive home games. On Sunday, Milwaukee shot just 39 percent from the field during a 101-94 road loss against Washington. All-Star F Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied a team-high 29 points on 12-for-26 shooting and grabbed 16 rebounds. Bobby Portis added 13 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for the Bucks. Their offensive rating of 116.5, which finished fifth last campaign, is now down to 105.3, which is 18th in the league this season. They are also now just a middling team on defense with a 107 defensive rating, ranking 17th in the league.
The Milwaukee Bucks have gotten healthier as the season goes on while the Philadelphia 76ers are going to miss Joel Embiid for at least 10 days. Philadelphia 76ers have been very competitive and good without Embiid in the two games in which he did not suit up. Therefore, take Philadelphia plus the points.
NBA Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +6