Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (27-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (22-10)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18 points and 5.4 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t lost a road game since November 8.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a statement win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.1 points and 12.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won six of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 24-11 in Bucks last 35 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I get that the Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the better home teams in the league this season, but them being favored against the Milwaukee Bucks no matter where the game is being played feels like a misprint. The Milwaukee Bucks have done nothing but win and cover games this season, which includes winning on the road by an average of 11.9 points while allowing 41 percent shooting. The Philadelphia 76ers lack the shooting and spacing it takes to expose this Bucks defense and length. And while the Philadelphia 76ers win at home, they're just 8-7-2 ATS in Philly this season. We're getting the better team and free points. You can never go wrong with that.