76ers vs Bucks: Injury Updates, Team News, Match Preview & Predictions

Match details-

Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 2:30 PM ET ((7:30 PM GMT)

Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Match preview-

After having ended their 18-game winning streak against Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks have started to build another one with three more wins on the trot. They now travel to Philadelphia in an attempt to keep it going trough the Christmas day. Their 27-4 record is the best in the league and they top the Eastern Conference by some distance. Their defence has been among the best and their 122.6 points per game is unmatched in the league. In their last game against the Pacers, they humbled them to their worst defeat of the season.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia 76ers are having a decent season of their own. Although a little inconsistent, they have managed to make stay fifth in the Eastern Conference with a win-loss record of 22-10. They will be coming into Wednesday’s fixture with back to back wins against Washingotn Wizards and Detroit Pistons. But the upcoming game is expected to be a much more difficult game against what is currently the best team in the league as per the records.

Injury updates and team news-

Philadelphia 76ers-

Injuries: Matisse Thybulle (right knee sprain)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Joel Embiid

Milwaukee Bucks-

Injuries: Eric Bledsoe (Fibula fracture)- Out, Dragan Bender (Ankle)- Out

Expected starting line-up: Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Donte DiVincenzo

Predictions-

No team has a better home record than the Sixers’ 15-2. Also, Bucks have a formidable away record of 12-2. The contest could be a hard fought one, but the with the form they are in this season, the Bucks could just go past the sixers on Christmas afternoon.

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Saketh Kandadai