Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (18-17) at Philadelphia 76ers (5-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
The Philadelphia 76ers were able to get their fifth win of the season by beating the shorthanded Cavaliers by 95-92 on Monday to snap a five-game losing streak. Tony Wroten led the way with 20 points and eight assists off the bench while Michael Carter-Williams added 18 points and 13 assists as the Sixers fell behind the Cavs early before pulling away on a dominant 58-42 second half. Other than Kevin Love who poured in 28 points, the Sixers did a great job of keeping the rest of the Cavs off balance as they struggled without their top two scorers in LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have won three of their last five overall but will still be licking their wounds after getting beaten by the Suns by 102-96 last night. Brandon Knight led the way with 26 points, while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 16 points, but the Bucks failed to hold onto an early lead, relying too heavily on the three-point shot that just wasn't dropping for them. As a team, the Bucks shot just 42 percent from the field and just three of 20 from the three-point line. With the loss, Milwaukee drops back to .500 at 18-18 on the season and 7-8 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 road games, while the 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Bucks are just 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Phialdelphia but the Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Sixers finally got their first win at home by beating the struggling Cavs in their last outing, but the Bucks have been a much more consistent team and should have more than enough to get the win and cover on the road here.