Basketball betting expectations have not been met by the Milwaukee Bucks as they have fallen from a playoff team last year to an online basketball betting failure for 2011.
The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET. Milwaukee must win this Eastern Conference showdown to have any hope of a faint playoff spot while the 76ers are looking to improve their overall seeding in the East for the post season.
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Philadelphia had a record of 37-35 straight up and 43-28-1 with the NBA odds to rank as one of the top board values in the league. The 76ers were an excellent road value with just 15 losses against the spread in 38 games.
Philadelphia was ranked 17th in the NBA for scoring offense and 13th for points allowed on defense. Elton Brand led Philadelphia with 14.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Milwaukee had a record of 29-42 straight up and 34-35-2 with the NBA betting line to rank as one of the biggest disappointments in the league. Milwaukee was 17-18-2 against the spread at home and went under the total in 26 of 37 games as a host.
The Bucks were a horrible offensive team that ranked 30th in the NBA which has wasted the efforts of their defense that ranked 3rd in the league for points allowed. John Salmons led Milwaukee with a very modest 13.7 points per game which illustrates the problem for coach Scott Skiles team and why they are likely to miss the post season.
Milwaukee has paid out in just 6 of their last 18 matchups with the 76ers as the head to head series has gone under the total in 6 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams. The Bucks have gotten the money in just 6 of their last 20 home games against Philadelphia with the last 3 games between the teams in Milwaukee going under the total.
Milwaukee was a +20000 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the 2011 NBA championship while Philadelphia was a +4500 basketball betting choice for the NBA title.