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Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers in NBA odds tilt

Philadelphia 76ersMilwaukee Bucks
8-19December 21, 2013, 08:30 | Bradley Center5-21

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the 76ers of Philadelphia hit the hard court against the Bucks of Milwaukee.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 8-19 and 11-16 ATS so far this season, while the Bucks are at 5-21 and 9-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 13-13, while the 76ers are 18-9.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Bucks in this one found them as -3.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 201.5 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Bucks) and the No. 29 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 86-85 result in favor of the Bucks is predicted by handicapping models.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 121-120 result against the Nets on December 20. The 76ers covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 241 combined points took the game OVER the total. Philadelphia got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Evan Turner en route to a 121-120 victory over Brooklyn on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 114-111 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 114-111 loss against Cleveland on Friday, getting 20 points from O.J. Mayo in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 91 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 111.52 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.77% per game.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Phoenix, Saturday, December 28th
Milwaukee at Charlotte, Monday, December 23rd