Against the Spread Pick
The Philadelphia 76ers are simply too good to be getting nine points from anyone in the NBA–even the best team in the association in the Milwaukee Bucks. It is true that Philadelphia is struggling, but this is without question one of the most talented teams in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid went for 29 points on 64.3 percent shooting against Miami on Monday. In the only previous head-to-head showdown this season, Philadelphia took care of business 121-109 on Christmas Day. For Milwaukee, both Giannis Antetokounmpo (shoulder) and George Hill (hamstring) will play but may not be quite at 100 percent. The 76ers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 on Thursdays. Nine points should be enough for PHILADELPHIA to cover.
Over Under Pick
Philadelphia has surrendered 127, 116, and 137 points in its past three contests. Milwaukee has poured in at least 116 points in 10 of its past 11 outings–including 51 against Washington on Jan .28. The over is 6-0 in the 76ers’ last six against opponents with winning records. It is also. Additionally, the over is 6-0 in the last six meetings between the two teams and 6-1 in Philadelphia’s last seven trips to Milwaukee. Go with the OVER.