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NBA Betting Trend Points to the Bucks Defeating the 76ers

Max Staley
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The Milwaukee Bucks have the best record in basketball, and they'll be putting that to the test against the Philadelphia 76ers tonight – in game that has the Bucks favored by 4.5points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Both teams are dealing with significant injuries, but one trend shows that Milwaukee is more likely to overcome the injuries than Philadelphia is.

This game is the second leg of a back-to-back set for the 76ers, and they're 3-9 against the spread (ATS) and 5-7 straight up when playing with no rest this season. Considering the 76ers are likely playing Jimmy Butler, it's tough to envision Philadelphia bucking that trend.

On the other hand, Milwaukee is well rested coming into this matchup, having last played on Monday, April 1. The Bucks are 12-4 straight up and 8-5-3 ATS when playing on two-to-three days rest this season, so this certainly bodes well for Milwaukee.

However, we should note that the season series is currently tied, 1-1, and Philadelphia won the most recent matchup on March 17, by a final score of 130-125.

Even though most of the trends are indicating Milwaukee is the right pick, the experts appear pretty split on this game.

All in all, this is a potential playoff preview between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Even though there are trends pointing to a Bucks win, it certainly wouldn't be a shock if the 76ers pull off the upset.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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