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In this all-Eastern showdown between two of the six best teams of the conference, the team with the best record currently in the whole league, the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks (43-7), who are 11-1 in their last 12 games, are hosting the struggling and sixth Philadelphia 76ers (31-20), who on the other hand want to end their current losing streak.
Date/Time: 02-06-2020, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Milwaukee Bucks -9
Milwaukee Bucks have a 43-7 record (28-22 against the spread) and are sitting in the first place of the NBA. They have won eleven of their last twelve matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Pelicans with a 120-108 score, beating the odds. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in scoring with 30.1 ppg, in rebounding with 13.2 and in assists made with 5.8 per game. Kris Middleton follows with 20.3 ppg, 4.2 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game.
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Philadelphia 76ers have a 31-20 record (20-27-4 against the spread) and are sitting in the 6th place of the Eastern Conference. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Heat with a 106-137 score, not beating the odds. Joel Embiid leads the team both in scoring with 23.1 ppg and in rebounding with 12.1 per game. Tobias Harris follows with 19 ppg and 6.7 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Sixers won at home with a 121-109 score. Bucks are 23-3 at home, while the Sixers are 9-18 on the road. Bucks are better offensively, scoring 120 ppg to Sixers’ 108.4, while Sixers are better defensively, allowing 106.1 ppg to Bucks’ 107.6. Bucks have better percentages both in field goals (48.3% to 46.5%) and in 3-pointers (36% to 34.9%). Bucks are better both in rebounding (51.7 to 45.7) and in assists made (26.4 to 25.9) and both teams commit exactly 14.7 turnovers per game. Bookmakers give the Bucks a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds against a struggling Sixers team that have lost all recent meetings against Eastern playoff teams.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -9 (-106)
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