Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 11/22/13
Milwaukee Bucks (2-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (5-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
A couple of struggling teams meet tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks play the Philadelphia 76ers.
Six straight losses has the Bucks enduring one of their toughest slides in recent memory and unless they can find some form overnight, they could be looking at yet another loss before they know it. On Wednesday night, Luke Ridnour the team with 13 points but had little support as OJ Mayo and Caron Butler added just nine points apiece. On the bright side, Ersan Ilyasova returned to the court and while he only scored five points, it was good to see him finish with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 22 minutes of play. With the loss, Milwaukee fall to 2-8 on the season.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost six of their last seven and their last four straight after falling to the Raptors by 108-98 on Wednesday night. Spencer Hawes had a massive night with 28 points on 10 of 13 shooting, while James Anderson and Evan Turner added 13 points apiece, but the defense was poor as the Raptors were allowed to make 14 of 29 three point attempts, including 33 points from DeMar DeRozan. The biggest loss for the Sixers was actually Thaddeus Young who sat out the game for personal reasons and is listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Bucks.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 1-5 AT S in their last six games overall, while the Sixers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following a double digit loss at home and 4-0 ATS in their last four against NBA Central opponents.
Head to head, the Bucks are 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia and the under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings overall.
Both of these squads are really struggling at the moment so you can bet this is one game I won't be watching. However, I have to take a side in this game and I actually prefer the Bucks here. Sure, they've lost six straight but at least they look like a more settled unit. It's not a hot tip by any means but I'll take the points when I can.