Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 10/31/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (0-1) at Milwaukee Bucks (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers look to avoid a second straight loss tonight when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be looking to bounce back from a 103-91 loss at Indiana last night in which they actually led by three points going into halftime. The real 76ers showed up in the second half and were outscored by 55-40 against a Pacers team missing four starters from last season. Tony Wroten filled in for the injured Michael-Carter Williams and led the way with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while Alexey Shved added 18 points off the bench, but the new starting lineup of the 76ers just couldn't compete for the entire 48 minutes.
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Speaking of not competing for 48 minutes, the Milwaukee Bucks hit the ground running and stormed out of the gates to a lead of 74-50 only to be chased down and beaten by 108-106 in overtime against the Hornets. Brandon Knight flirted with a triple double, scoring 22 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists while OJ Mayo and Khris Middleton added 17 points each, but all eyes were on Jabari Parker who scored just eight points in 37 minutes of court time. Being the first game of the season, you have to say that the Bucks didn't look too bad at all, except for the fact that they blew a 24-point lead.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee and the Under is 7-2 in the last nine.
This won't be the most exciting game of the night, but it does give us a chance to see both Nerlens Noel and Jabari Parker on the court at the same time. In terms of picking a winner, there's no doubt that the Bucks are the better team here and I'm pretty confident they'll bounce back from their heartbreaking season opener with an easy win here.