Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (11-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -10 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers travel to the Bradley Center to battle the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
The 76ers' horrendous season continued last night with a 104-90 loss to the Grizzlies at home. Jahlil Okafor led the scoring with 18 points, Hollis Thompson added 16 points while Isaiah Canaan had 15, but while the Sixers looked competitive in the first half, they just couldn't hang with the Grizzlies in the second half and eventually lost by double digits for the seventh straight game. With the loss, Philadelphia falls to 1-29 on the season and 1-12 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks had lost five of six before their 101-95 win at Phoenix on Sunday. Khris Middleton led all scorers with 26 points and seven assists, Michael Carter-Williams added 20 points while Greg Monro had 13 as the Bucks shot a healthy 52 percent from the field to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bucks actually trailed for a majority of the game but they sprung to life with a 15-2 run late in the game to win and improve to 11-18 on the season and 3-13 on the road.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team below .400 and 0-6 ATS in their last six road games, while the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
Head to head, the 76ers are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee.
The spread feels generous enough that the 76ers could cover this one, but the Sixers are still getting blown out on a nightly basis so I'm taking the young Bucks to pull away late and win by double digits.