NBA Betting Pick of the Week: Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers

Christmas Day means a great slate of NBA games for sports fans, and that is where we find our NBA Betting Pick of the Week. The Milwaukee Bucks will be in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers on Christmas Day, and there is plenty of anticipation for this game. There is a good chance that these two teams will square off at some point in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Milwaukee has won 26 of their first 30 games this season, and they will enter this week with the best record in the NBA. The Bucks just picked up an impressive win over the Los Angeles Lakers, and they have also won 12 of 14 road games this season. Philadelphia has started off the season with a record of 21-10. The Sixers are in a tight race in the very tough Atlantic Division.

Bucks Can Score in a Hurry

The Milwaukee Bucks have the most explosive offense in the NBA this season, averaging 121 points per game. Milwaukee is also the top rebounding team in the league, and that lets them get out on the break in a hurry. The Bucks have made over 14 three-pointers per game, and they aren't afraid to shoot them. Milwaukee will give up some points as well, but they want to play fast.

Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31 points and 13 rebounds per game, and he could very well win the award again this season. All-Star Khris Middleton has chipped in with 18 points per game, and his shot making creates space for the "Greek Freak." Milwaukee has a deep bench as well, and they will look to wear down the Sixers in this Christmas Day showdown.

Sixers Need More From Bench

The Philadelphia 76ers have plenty of star power on their roster, but they also lack depth and bench scoring. Philadelphia is averaging just 109 points per game this season, which is just below league average. The Sixers are a terrific defensive team, allowing just 105 points per game, but their defense will be tested in this game. If Philadelphia doesn't get some bench scoring then this could be a long game.

All Star center Joel Embiid is having another huge season for the Sixers to lead the way. Embiid is averaging 23.1 points and 12.8 rebounds per game, and loves playing in front of a national audience. Point guard Ben Simmons is averaging 8.2 assists per game, but still struggles to shoot the ball from deep. Embiid and Simmons will need to be great in this game.

Bucks Spoil Christmas in Philly

Even though these are two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, there still feels like there is a large gap between these two teams. The Milwaukee Bucks have been beating everyone this season, and they have been doing it in convincing fashion. Philadelphia will show up and challenge the mighty Bucks in this game, but they won't have enough to win the game. Bet the Milwaukee Bucks over the Philadelphia 76ers on Christmas Day.