Namely, Joel Embiid’s hand injury was a detriment to the 76ers’ ability to cover the spread. During his absence, the Sixers gushed red ink. However, Philly was not doing any better as a Betting on NBA value when he returned. Scoring depth has been the biggest challenge for the 76ers all season. Milwaukee remains a profitable team on the board. Because of this more gamblers are flocking their way which drives up the price. After that, the Bucks are not covering at the same rate as the 2018-19 season. Milwaukee hosts Philadelphia Thursday in a potential playoff preview.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks
|Date and Time:||Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|76ers vs. Bucks TV Coverage:||TNT|
|Betting on NBA odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Overview
Milwaukee has an offshore betting record of 42-7 straight up, 27-22 against the spread, and 25-23 over the total. Overall NBA metrics have the Bucks ranked first for scoring offense and ninth for points allowed. Milwaukee is running away with first place in the Eastern Conference. Summing up the Bucks will prove their ultimate worth come playoff time.
Late on Philadelphia has dropped six of their last eight games to the spread. Now the 76ers are 31-20 straight up, 20-27-4 vs. the line and 24-26 under the total. Philly ranks 23rd for scoring offense and fourth for points allowed. What is most interesting about the Sixers’ recent dry spell is that the return of Joel Embiid hasn’t improved their betting value.
Key 76ers: C Joel Embiid (23.1 PTS, 12.1 REB, 3.1 AST, 47.7 FGPCT, 33.1 3PPCT, 82.2 FTPCT), SF Tobias Harris (19.0 PTS, 6.7 REB, 2.9 AST, 47.2 FGPCT, 34.5 3PPCT, 80.5 FTPCT), Ben Simmons (16.7 PTS, 7.8 REB, 8.2 AST, 58.4 FGPCT, 22.2 PCT, 72.7 FTPCT)
Key Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.0 PTS, 13.1 REB, 5.8 AST, 55.1 FGPCT, 31.6 3PPCT, 60.6 FTPCT), SF Khris Middleton (20.4 PTS, 5.8 REB. 4.1 AST, 50.8 FGPCT, 44.2 3PPCT, 90.1 FTPCT), PG Eric Bledsoe (15.4 PTS, 4.6 REB, 5.2 AST, 48.6 FGPCT, 35.4 3PPCT, 82.3 FTPCT)
Philadelphia and Milwaukee Against the spread
The 76ers are:
- 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 2-6 under the total on the road
- 5-8 vs. the odds at Milwaukee
- 6-1 over the total in their last seven away games with the Bucks
- 4-6 in their last 10 matchups as a dog
- 5-9 under the total when getting points
The Bucks are:
- 6-4 vs. the line head to head with Philadelphia
- 7-1 over the total in their last eight games with the 76ers
- 5-4 against the spread in their last nine games as a favorite
- 3-4-1 under the total as a chalk
- 2-5 on the board in their last seven games at Fiserv Forum
- 4-1-1 over the total in-home court action
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting on NBA Picks
On the whole, Milwaukee, has the more complete team, scoring depth, and better form. As was previously noted the 76ers have been poor Betting on NBA values on the road and at Milwaukee. Look for the Greek Freak and company to make more Bucks in this one.
76ers vs. Bucks Bet on NBA Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
76ers vs. Bucks Bet on NBA Score Prediction: Bucks 111, 76ers 96