Middleton-less Bucks, opens season vs 76ers

Middleton-less Bucks, opens season vs 76ers

The Milwaukee Bucks open their 2022-23 season without their guard, Khris Middleton, on their match against Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers host this match on October 21, 2022 at 7:35 AM (GMT+8). The hosts will go in this match with an opener-loss against the Celtics, as they were defeated with a score of 126-117. On the other hand, the visitors were a bit disappointing last season after blowing a 3-2 lead in the conference semifinals.

This will be an exciting match since this looks like an equal squad with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid going against each other. For this match, the 76ers are looking to bounce back after losing their opener match. As expected, it was Joel Embiid and James Harden who led the 76ers on their last match. Despite the loss, this squad showed that they are slowly finding the rhythm of playing together. As for the Bucks, they are ready to start anew after an unexpected exit last season. They could have had the title once again last year but it is just not really for them. They could have started strong this season but the absence of Middleton may hurt them. They miss a floor general who can lead them while on the floor.

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks
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The Bucks will be without their number one guard Khris Middleton orchestrating the floor for their opening match. Last season, they fell short in trying to win the title once again as they feel short against Boston Celtics. Many were disappointed and shocked that a young Boston squad defeated the Bucks in the semis. At some point, this result is not surprising as they lost Middleton in the first round because of a sprained knee. As they begin a new season, the Bucks are now ready to reclaim the title they lost. But they are still without Middleton who is still recovering after a wrist surgery. Luckily, they still have Giannis to lead their team, especially inside the shaded lane. What this squad needs to work on is their shooting beyond the arc. They have been struggling in that area last season so need to address their issue there.

Philadelphia 76ers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
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Momentum have been on the sides of the 76ers during the preseason as they were able to finish the preseason with a 4-0 record. However, they lost against Boston Celtics for their opening match this season. Defensively and offensively, they did not do well in that match, in fact, they only shot 13 of 34 three-pointers in that match. They also gave 22 points off turnovers and were outscored in fast break points, 24-2. However, James Harden looks like finally getting his groove for the 76ers after scoring 35 points. He also chipped in seven assists, shooting 9 of 14 from the floor. Joel Embiid on the other hand added 26 points with 15 rebounds in that loss.


Philadelphia 76ers
Total Under: 114.5
Odds: 0.91

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