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(40-39) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers (28-51)
Date: Saturday April 8
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Philadelphia +5.5
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
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At this point in an NBA season, it’s not difficult to find matchups where the two teams have completely opposite agendas. With just one week left in the campaign, most squads know where they stand in terms of competitive attitude and win-now mentality.
This is a perfect example of just that.
*All standings, statistics, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 8, 2017.
The Milwaukee Bucks not knowing where they’ll be in the playoffs in terms of seeding or matchup. What they do know, however, is that wins are still of the utmost importance.
Milwaukee is fighting for positioning, currently sitting in the sixth seed. But here’s the catch: While the fifth seed is still very attainable (and almost likely the way the current fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks have been playing), so is eighth—or worse.
Despite owning the fifth seed outright, the Bucks are just one game ahead of the Indiana Pacers for eighth. Even scarier is that they’re just 1.5 games ahead of the ninth-place Indiana Pacers.
Milwaukee needs wins. It can’t afford to take nights off.
Luckily for the Bucks, the Sixers are a decent squad to have on the agenda when you’re in that situation.
The Philadelphia 76ers avoided the basement of the league this season with a hot run in January and impressive play from Joel Embiid, who would have won Rookie of the Year outright had it not been for his limited time on the court.
All of that, of course, is bad news as far as ping-pong balls and lottery positioning goes. But this franchise needed to build a winning culture.
It’s tough to say that that’s exactly what a brief hot run did…but the team might have been having the most fun of any squad in the league at that time and that goes a long way toward building muscle memory for next season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
As bad as the Sixers’ record is heading into this game, their record ATS is downright impressive.
On the year, Philly is just 28-51 overall. But against the spread, this group is 48-31.
All that said, we’re looking at recent trends here (not to mention everything we know about how desperate the Bucks are for wins), and we’re not buying they get the victory straight up or ATS.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Milwaukee ATS
Give this one to the Bucks, and don’t be shocked if it pushes double digits by the final buzzer.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks 111 – Philadelphia 76ers 99
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