NBA Basketball Betting: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Jekyll and Hyde Philadelphia 76ers travel to the Brew City to meet Milwaukee, who they would have to beat to reach the NBA Finals.

Given the talent Philadelphia has, at least by perception, there record in unimaginable. No team has a greater home/road dichotomy than the Sixers.

Free NBA Basketball Preview, Odds and Pick for Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee

Philly has been nearly unbeatable at home where they have the best record in the NBA at 22-2 SU (13-9-2 ATS), winning by 10.2 PPG. However, they make the same physical change as actor Jason Mamoa did in the Rocket Mortgage commercial, which first aired on the Super Bowl.

76ers Bucks free pickOn the road, Philadelphia is a nightmare at 9-18 SU and 9-17-1 ATS. This has become a mental thing for coach Brett Brown’s club, having dropped 10 of 13 SU and ATS since Dec. 27. How we say this with such confidence is on Monday, the 76ers only trailed by four at the half at Miami, before being outscored by 27 points in the final two quarters to lose by 31.

76ers +9 points -110
Bucks -9 points -110

The Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA’s best team at 43-7 and they are getting the Golden State treatment for NBA odds the last several years from oddsmakers, with enormous spreads to cover as the favorite. In spite of this, the Bucks are 28-22 ATS and are still winning by 12.8 PPG.

Most NBA commentators have remarked how Milwaukee plays with professional arrogance like all the top teams do and they are playing like on a mission after failing to reach the NBA Finals last year.

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now the premier player in The Association and he thirsts to win a championship and be included in the conversation as a clutch player who comes through on the biggest stage.

Milwaukee comes into this contest No. 1 in scoring, No. 2 in field goal percentage, No. 1 in field goal percentage defense and No. 1 in two-point in field goal percentage defense.

Milwaukee Philly free playThe sportsbooks odds have the Bucks at -9 for this 8:05 EST tilt on TNT.

For NBA picks, going with The Greek Freak and the gang. For starters, even Sixers players are calling themselves “soft”. Lest we forget, Philly embarrassed Milwaukee on Christmas Day 121-109 at home. And know this, underdogs like the Sixers, after going over the total by more than 30 points in their previous game, a good team (60% to 75%), playing a team with a winning record, is an awful 7-29 ATS in next game.

Doug Upstone’s Free Pick –  Bucks -9 (Visit Doc’s Sports for more expert NBA Picks)

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