The NBA season rolls into its final weeks and we look at the an opportunity to make some money.
Mil Bucks to beat PHI 76ers @ 1.80 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
The Bucks have been in great form and managed to lock up their playoff berth in their last game. A win tonight will help them build momentum going towards the playoff; and lock up a record over .500 for the first time since 2009-10. Jason Kidd has helped this team play much better than they actually can, and will be a nominated among the top 3 for the coach of the year along with Kerr and Budenholzer.
The Bucks have played well due to the improvement in their defense where they ranked 2nd in points conceded per possession compared to 28th last year. Antetokounmpo, Ilyasova, Pachulia, Middleton and Carter-Williams will all be looking to showcase their talents in this game with a solid performance. This is in fact Carter-Williams first return to Philadelphia and will be looking to put in a good shows against his old team.
The Sixers are headed for the lottery and they have several absences in this squad as was seen against Chicago where they only had 9 suited up. Injuries to Nerlens Noel, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Isaiah Canaan and Ish Smith will see them struggled to put players up. Along with the New York Knicks, the Sixers have been among the lowest scorers in the NBA season with 91.7 points per game, and that has been the major reason for their struggles all campaign.
These odds look a little too high for my liking, but one can only hope that Jason Kidd is a hard task master and hope they will deliver a strong performance tonight with a full lineup out there.