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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks - NBA betting odds and Picks

Once upon a time, the Bucks were the hottest brand in NBA betting.  Milwaukee paid as reliably as Social Security.  Eventually, such profitability can’t last.  Linemakers get the line set where it should be.  Public money floods in to drain value.  And then other teams improve and catch up.  Philadelphia is one such club.  Indeed, the 76ers are the new power of the Eastern Conference.  Philadelphia owns the depth that Milwaukee used to have.  The Bucks are too reliant upon Giannis Antetokounmpo.  It is true that the Greek Freak saved the franchise.  But that he rarely gets enough help.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Information

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: TNT

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds

76ers +8 (-110) 225½ (-110) +280
Bucks -8 (-110) 225½ (-110) -340
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Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Wagering Analysis

To begin with, gamblers are adjusting to the new online sportsbook dynamics of both teams.  Milwaukee has consistently burned gamblers to the point of driving them away.  While the 76ers are operating in the black this campaign.  Philadelphia is going to emerge as an overlay soon.  Too much public attention is on them.  Concurrently that’s what happened to the Bucks.  Milwaukee is irritating gamblers by the day.  The well has run dry.

Sixers Hold Eastern Conference Lead

Philadelphia has a betting on NBA record of 39-17 straight up, 30-24-2 against the spread, and 26-30 under the total.  Owing to just two payouts in their last five games.  Six of the Sixers’ previous seven games stayed under the total.  NBA metrics show Philadelphia ranked 12th for scoring offense and 7th for points allowed.  First place in the Eastern Conference belongs to the Sixers.

Namely, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers with 30 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest.  Embiid scored 27 or more points in four of his last five games.  Tobias Harris brings 20.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.  While Ben Simmons adds 14.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game.

Milwaukee Not Making Bucks Like the Past

Late on, the Bucks have had a brief spurt of profits.  Milwaukee has covered three of their last four games.  Three of their previous five tilts went over the number.  Milwaukee has a pro basketball betting record of 35-21 straight up, 25-31 against the spread, and 33-22 over the total.  Overall, NBA metrics show the Bucks 1st for scoring offense but 19th for points allowed.  Past Milwaukee teams had strong defenses to complement their scoring ability.  Subsequently, this defensive decline left the back door open too many times.

Naturally, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 28.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game.  Giannis scored 25 or more points in four of his previous five tilts.  Khris Middleton adds 20.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per outing.  Accordingly, Jrue Holiday is at 17.2 points and 5.5 assists per game.  Holiday was acquired in the offseason to quarterback the offense.  Subsequently, he’s not had the impact expected of him.

Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

Philadelphia has lost only three of their last 12 to the spread in away games

Ten of the Sixers last 11 road tilts stayed under the total

Milwaukee has failed to cover seven of their last nine home games

Seven of the Bucks’ last eight at Fiserv Forum cleared the total

Milwaukee has covered eight of their last 13 against the 76ers

Six of the Bucks previous nine games with Philadelphia cleared the total

Milwaukee is 5-1 against the spread when hosting the 76ers

The last two meetings in this series at Fiserv Forum stayed under the total

Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Free Pick  

For all that success, the 76ers are in a tough NBA gambling spot here.  As mentioned earlier, the Bucks dominate this series at home.  Further, they’ll get a more favorable price based on the respective record of both teams.

76ers at Bucks CashBet Best Bet: 

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