NBA Primetime Preview – Bucks v Sixers

Which version of the Sixers will show up in Milwaukee on Friday?

So far this week Philadelphia has looked awful losing three straight games to the Hawks, Celtics and Heat in blowout fashion – leaving many fans to wonder if the Sixers can really be considered one of the top teams in the East.

Things aren’t about to get any easier for Brett Brown’s side as they travel north to face the best team in the NBA. The Bucks are sporting a 43-7 record and a two-game winning streak, leaving the home side as the heavy favourites in the market.

Many had these two teams pencilled for a date in the Eastern Conference Finals, but things have certainly taken a turn in recent weeks. Here’s a look at everything you need to know.

Head to Head

As if everything about the Bucks wasn’t already impressive enough, try to keep in mind they’ve also won 23 of their 26 home games.

Milwaukee is also out for revenge on Philly after losing 121-109 on Christmas Day. Bucks fans can rest easy knowing they’ve won six of their last 10 games against the Sixers though, alongside a very impressive 5-2 record against the spread in their last seven games vs Atlantic Division opponents.

Both teams come in relatively healthy, but I’m still siding with the Bucks here. The Sixers are struggling to find any sort of chemistry with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Al Horford all on the floor, while their 9-18 record on the road leaves a lot to be desired.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-9 Points) @ $1.90

Total

The Bucks and Sixers combined for 230 points when they met in December and it appears the bookies are trying to tempt us with a very similar total.

Milwaukee has averaged the most points in the league over their last 10 games, but the Sixers could come up short on their end of the bargain. Philly has averaged only 106 points during the same time span – the fifth-lowest average in the league.

The good news though, is the Bucks are a perfect 6-0 on the Over in their last six games against the Sixers.

Tip: Bucks Over 118.5 Total Points @ $1.96

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