Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Milwaukee Bucks – NBA Consensus Betting Picks | Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions
Milwaukee is one of the few teams that still are unbeaten after the first week of the season. The Bucks are 3-0 straight up after beating the Charlotte Hornets (113-112), the Indiana Pacers (118-101) and the New York Knicks (124-113) in a span of five days. Yet, they haven’t been as reliable of a bet as we all expected. Milwaukee has been a betting favorite at Sportsbetting.ag in all three games. They failed to cover as 3.5-point favorites against the Hornets. They made bettors some money as a 4-point favorite against Indiana. Then, against the Knicks, they were 11-point favorites as the play resulted in a push.
The Bucks are 3-0 for the first time since 2005-06. It took Giannis Antetokounmpo 31 points and 15 rebounds to get the win against the Knicks. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and 13 assists. Giannis remains as a solid MVP betting option for this season listed +700 at Sportsbetting.ag. The Greek Freak has started the season averaging 27.3 points and 16.0 rebounds per game. If Milwaukee keeps winning during the first few months, it will be hard not to put his name when the MVP conversation gets serious. Philadelphia started the season with a predictable loss to the Boston Celtics (87-105).
They bounced back by taking advantage of a lousy Chicago Bulls team with a comfortable win (127-108). Their latest win came against the Orlando Magic (116-115) as JJ Reddick hit a late three-pointer on Saturday Night. The 76ers only have covered the spread in their win against Chicago. They were 12.5-point favorites against the Bulls and the Magic but were not even close against Orlando. They will likely be underdogs on Wednesday Night.
The last time the Bucks met the 76ers, Philadelphia won at home by a 35-point difference. The 76ers have won four of the previous six meetings in the series. Although, the Bucks have won the last two games played at the Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee is a fearless team when they play at home. They are balanced enough to contain the best players of the 76ers and get a fourth straight win. I still have my doubts about Philly. They are adjusting to the departures of Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova. The Turkish used to add 14.8 points per game during last season. That’s not easy to replace with just one week of the regular season. What’s the play? Bucks to win by 5.
- Game Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:30 PM ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
- TV: ESPN