NBA Betting: Milwaukee Bucks Set Amazing Playoff Record
In-form NBA franchise Milwaukee Bucks have set an astounding record by securing their spot in the playoffs in super-quick fashion.
On Sunday they secured a playoff berth even though they were not in action as the Washington Wizards failed to overcome the Chicago Bull, losing 126-117.
With the help of likely NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the Bucks are an awesome 48-8 and have booked passage to the postseason just a week after the All-Star game.
They are now looking to join the Golden State Warriors (2015-16) and the Chicago Bulls (1995-96) as the only sides to win 70 games.
NBA Championship Outright Odds from MyBookie
Los Angeles Lakers +225
Milwaukee Bucks +275
Los Angeles Clippers +325
Houston Rockets +1300
Boston Celtics +1400
The Lakers are sure to be the next side to book a spot in the playoffs, with Lebron James and co. enjoying a 43-12 record thus far and along with the Clippers, these three are very much the teams to beat.
Antetokounmpo is a big reason for their success thus far, averaging an amazing 30 points a game, as well as 13.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists in a stellar season and it’s no wonder they are one of the favorites to win the NBA Championship this year.
The Bucks have clinched their playoff spot earlier than the Warriors did in 2016, but it’s worth noting that the NBA season also starts a little earlier.
The postseason starts on April 18th and the Bucks will already have an eye on what’s to come and as such could perhaps see their regular season form dip a little and as such successfully chasing the 70 win target would be a real achievement.
Remember the Bucks haven’t won an NBA title since 1971, but have won more than ten Division titles since then, so one would have to question their ability to take the pressure when the season truly hots up.