At 1:00 ET, the Milwaukee Bucks (-215) will travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers (+175) in an Eastern Conference matchup. Currently, the Bucks are 5.5-point favorites over the Sixers. If you’re interested in placing a wager, you can bet this game at BetOnline.

The over/under line for this game is set at 233.5 points. At the moment, both teams are in the top 5 in the East, with Milwaukee sitting in 3rd and Philadelphia in 5th.

Will the Bucks Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Despite being favored in 50 of their 57 games this season, the Bucks have an ATS record of just 22-35. On the road, they are 10-17 ATS compared to 12-18 ATS at home. Their average scoring margin vs. the spread on the road is +0.4 PPG.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 30-27, and their games have averaged 240.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 233.5 is lower than their season average of 238.4.

In their last game, the Bucks defeated the Timberwolves by a score of 112-107. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and Milwaukee covered the spread as 4-point underdogs.

This win improved the Bucks’ overall record to 36-21, which is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Against the West, they are 11-8 compared to 25-13 against the East.

On the road, Milwaukee is 13-14 this season, which is the best mark among Eastern Conference teams. Their straight-up scoring margin on the road is +0.4 PPG.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 121.8 points per game this season (2nd). They have been particularly effective on the road, where they are averaging 120.2 points per game (3rd).

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 68.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Milwaukee is shooting 49% from the field, which is 5th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes per game at 14.2. Overall, they are hitting 37% of their attempts from beyond the arc (7th).

Coming into the game, the Bucks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.6 points per game (23rd). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bucks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.4% while allowing 35.1% from downtown.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Probable) Knee
  • Khris Middleton (Out) Ankle

Can Philadelphia Pull Off a Home Win?

Today, the 76ers are 5.5-point underdogs at home against the Bucks. As the underdog, the team is 5-12 straight-up and 8-9 against the spread. Their average scoring differential as the underdog is -4.9 points per game.

Philly’s O/U record for the season is 31-25, and the under has hit in their last three games. This season, their games have averaged 231.2 points per game compared to today’s line of 233.5.

In their last game, the 76ers defeated the Cavaliers by a score of 104-97. They were 2-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The combined scoring for the game was 201 points, and the O/U line was 226.

The 76ers are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 33-23. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 22-15 and 5-5 against Atlantic Division opponents. On the road, they have gone 15-11 compared to 18-12 at home.

At 117.7 points per game, the 76ers are 11th in the NBA in scoring. However, they have scored less than the league average in 44.6% of their games this season.

Philadelphia is one of the top teams in the league in free throw attempts, averaging 26.1 per game. They are also 16th in pace at 98.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 23rd in the league at 36%. Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage at 47%.

On defense, the 76ers come into the game ranked 14th in the league in points allowed at 113.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 105.3 points per contest (2nd). In the terms of takeaways, 76ers are causing 11.4 turnovers per game, ranking 1st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 9th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

  • Joel Embiid (Out) Knee
  • Robert Covington (Out) Knee
  • Kenyon Martin Jr. (Probable) Ankle

Bucks vs. 76ers Pick

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Bucks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 130-116. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -5.5.

Pick: Take the Bucks at -5.5

The Total

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233.5, and our model predicts the Bucks and 76ers to score a combined 246 points. We recommend betting on the over.

Pick: Go Over 233.5 points (-111)