76ers vs. Bucks: NBA Preview (3/14/24): Odds, Lineups & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on March 14, 2024 - Last Updated on March 18, 2024
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76ers Vs. Bucks Preview March 14

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern Conference matchup at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Fiserv Forum. The game will not air on a national broadcast.

76ers vs. Bucks pregame odds

According to the latest NBA odds, the Bucks are favored at home for tonight’s game with the Bucks. Milwaukee has won both of its meetings with Philadelphia this season. They picked up a 119-98 road win in the last one, covering the spread as a -4.5 favorite, with the total going under the line of 234.5 points. Current odds for Thursday’s game at Massachusetts sportsbooks are as follows:

  • DraftKings: Bucks -8.5, over/under 220.5
  • FanDuel: Bucks -7.5, over/under 220.0
  • Caesars: Bucks -8.5, over/under 220.5
  • BetMGM: Bucks -8.5, over/under 220.5

Odds are subject to change and vary between sportsbooks for the 76ers vs. Bucks. 

76ers vs. Bucks projected starting lineups (3/14/24)

76ers starting lineup

PG: Kyle Lowry
SG: Tyrese Maxey
SF: Kelly Oubre
PF: Tobias Harris
C: Mo Bamba

Bucks starting lineup

PG: Damian Lillard
SG: Malik Beasley (game-time decision)
SF: Jae Crowder
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
C: Brook Lopez

Projected starting lineups & injuries for each team are provided by Sportsdata.

76ers vs. Bucks injuries for tonight’s game

Joel Embiid will continue to miss time, and his return timetable has not been announced yet. Mo Bamba has been filling in at center in his absence. Roleplayers De’Anthony Melton and Robert Covington will also be out vs. Milwaukee.

Khris Middleton is the big name for Milwaukee who remains out for tonight’s game against the 76ers. Jae Crowder now starts in his place. Malik Beasley is a game-time decision with back spasms. If Beasley misses tonight, expect more minutes for Pat Beverley and Pat Connaughton.

Team Standings & stats for tonight’s game

Philadelphia 76ers team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Sixers are 36-29, situating them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. They’re 4-6 over the last 10 games, most recently dropping a 106-79 road decision to the New York Knicks. Kelly Oubre was the team’s leading scorer with 19 points. Philadelphia ended up losing to the Bucks, so the 76ers host the Miami Heat in a crucial Eastern Conference game. Below are the Sixers team stats for the season to date.

  • Points per game: 115.6 (14th)
  • Points allowed per game: 112.8 (12th)
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0 (12th)
  • Assists per game: 24.7 (27th)
  • FG%: 46.5% (20th)
  • 3PT%: 35.6% (23rd)

Milwaukee Bucks team stats ahead of tonight’s game

The Bucks are 7-3 in their last 10 games and are 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a 42-24 record. Milwaukee went 1-3 on a recent road trip, including a loss to the Lakers and the Kings. A win tonight would move them to second in the East as they look to rebound from Tuesday’s loss against the Kings. Here are the Bucks team stats on the season:

  • Points per game: 120.5 (4th)
  • Points allowed per game: 117.3 (20th)
  • Rebounds per game: 42.8 (20th)
  • Assists per game: 26.4 (16th)
  • FG%: 48.9% (7th)
  • 3PT%: 37.3% (11th)

Player stats for Sixers vs. Bucks on March 14

76ers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Philadelphia is coming off a tough road loss to the New York Knicks. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Sixers in scoring, while Tyrese Maxey returned to the lineup. Both will play key factors against the Bucks tonight. Here are the leaders from the loss to the Knicks on Tuesday:

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 19 PTS, 6 RBS, 1 AST
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 17 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Paul Reed (SF): 14 PTS, 8 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 9 PTS, 4 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 11 PTS, 12 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Cameron Payne (PG): 7 PTS, 1 RB, 1 AST

Joel Embiid continues to lead Philadelphia in scoring despite missing significant time due to an injury. Embiid will not play against the Bucks tonight, so Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris must fill in. Here are the 76ers’ season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Joel Embiid (C): 35.3 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • Tyrese Maxey (PG): 25.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.2 APG
  • Tobias Harris (PF): 17.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.2 APG
  • Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG): 14.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Buddy Hield (SG): 14.5 PPG, 3.6 APG, 4.7 APG

Bucks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee in scoring in a losing effort to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. The Bucks will need production from other players on Thursday. Here are the Bucks’ top five performers from their last outing against Sacramento:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF): 30 PTS, 13 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Bobby Portis (F): 11 PTS, 7 RBS, 1 AST
  • Malik Beasly (SG): 11 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Pat Connaughton (SG): 7 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Brook Lopez (C): 7 PTS, 4 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Danilo Gallinari (PF): 7 PTS, 0 RBS, 0 ASTS

As one of the leading scorers and best players in the NBA, Giannis Antetokounmpo will play a major role against the Sixers. When Damian Lillard consistently scores, the Bucks are a dangerous team. Here are Milwaukee’s season leaders heading into tonight’s game:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF): 30.0 PPG, 11.2 RPG, 6.4 APG
  • Damian Lillard (PG): 24.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 6.8 APG
  • Khris Middleton (SF): 14.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Bobby Portis (F): 13.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.2 APG
  • Brook Lopez (C): 12.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.6 APG
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