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NBA betting line favors Bucks over 76ers

Philadelphia 76ersMilwaukee Bucks
Jan 22, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

17-24TEAM RECORD21-18

A key NBA battle sees the visiting 76ers travelling to Milwaukee Tuesday to face the Bucks on Tuesday.

This season the Bucks are 21-18 overall and 20-18-1 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 17-24 and 18-23 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Milwaukee is 18-21 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 23-18.

View Philadelphia vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks were listed as 6.5-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 193.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bucks, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-92 victory for the Bucks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 96.7 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.1 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.9 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 in the league in scoring at home.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 90-85 result against the Spurs on January 21. The 76ers covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Evan Turner scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 90-85 to San Antonio at Wells Fargo Center on Monday).

The Bucks were a 110-104 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland was victimized by Brandon Jennings for 30 points as the Bucks defeated the Trail Blazers 110-104 in NBA action on Saturday.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few 76ers at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to New York, Saturday, January 26
Milwaukee at Cleveland, Friday, January 25