NBA Betting Preview: 76ers-Bucks Top Thursday’s Slate

Khris Middleton #22 of the Milwaukee Bucks reacts during the first quarter of the game against the Charlotte Hornetsat Spectrum Center on January 10, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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TNT Game 1:  Philadelphia 76ers (34-23) @ Milwaukee Bucks (36-23)

Lines/News: The Bucks are favored by six points and the O/U is 224. The 76ers are again undermanned without James Harden (hamstring) and having lost Seth Curry and Andre Drummond in the trade to the Nets in the Harden trade. Those two combined for 52 minutes per game for Philadelphia. George Hill (neck) remains sidelined for the Bucks.

76ers Trends: The 76ers are 1-5 ATS against the Bucks in their last six games. They are 5-1 ATS as underdogs in their last six games. After a loss in their last eight games, Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS. The 76ers are 6-2 ATS on the road in their last eight games

Bucs Trends: The Bucks are 5-1 ATS against the 76ers at home in their last six games and 15-16 ATS when playing as at least six-point favorites. The Bucks are 6-17 ATS against a team like the 76ers with a winning record this season

Player Trends: Bucks Khris Middleton (O/U 4.5 Assists, DraftKings) has averaged 5.6 assists per game at home and has gone over 4.5 assists in 17 out of 25 games (68.00%). Against a team with a winning record, he averages six assists per game and has gone over 13 out of 18 (72.22%). 76ers Tyrese Maxey (O/U 15.5 points, FanDuel) has averaged 16.2 points per game on the road and has gone over 15.5 points in 7 of the last 11 games (63.64%). As an underdog, he’s averaged 20.22 points and has gone over 15.5 points in six of the last nine games (66.67%).