Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM (Wells Fargo Center)

MIL -3.0 . Total 220.0

TV: ABC

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the road for a Christmas afternoon matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Bucks are (27-4), after upending the Indiana Pacers, 117-89.  The 76ers are (22-10), coming off a 125-109 win over the Detroit Pistons.

In the Bucks win over the Pacers, Milwaukee was guided on offense by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Antetokounmpo came 1 assist shy of a triple-double, totaling in 18 points, 19 rebounds, and 9 assists.  Wesley Matthews added 19 points in the win.  The Bucks shot 42% from the floor and 34% from 3-point range.  Milwaukee held Indiana to just 37% from the floor and out scored the Pacers, 14 to 3 from the foul line.  The Bucks trailed after the first quarter, but played solid the rest of the way.

In the 76ers win over the Pistons, Philadelphia was led in scoring by Tobias Harris.  Harris connected on 14 of 21 attempts from the floor, making all 3 foul shots, recording . 35 points.  Ben Simmons contributed a triple-double, totaling 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 assists.  The 76ers shot 54% from the floor and 40% from distance.  Philadelphia out rebounded Detroit, 51 to 40.  Philadelphia recorded 17 offensive rebounds, which helped the 76ers attempt 11 more shots than the Pistons.

Recent Betting Trends:

Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.

The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 Wednesday games.

76ers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.

The over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall.

The Bucks have been incredible all year and will take their NBA best record into Philadelphia for a Christmas afternoon matchup.  The Bucks while having gone 12-2 on the road, the 76ers have gone 15-2 at home.  The 76ers started the season 14-0 at home, but since have lost 2 of 3 at home.  The 76ers dropped games to Miami and Dallas at home.  The Bucks have won 19 of their last 20 games overall, with their loan loss being to Dallas.  The Bucks have the best scoring offense in the league, averaging more than 120 per game.  However, the 76ers sport one of the best scoring defense's, giving up less than 105 per game.  While this could cause some issue for the Bucks offense, Milwaukee will make up for it on the defensive side of the ball.  The bucks have the best defensive field goal percent, holding opponents to less than 42%.  The Bucks overall have a more sound team than the 76ers.  The 76ers get their 3rd home loss.  Final score prediction, Bucks win and cover, 113-107.     

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Chris’s Pick MILWAUKEE BUCKS -3.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.