The Phillies’ offensive juggernaut has slowed to just a slight force powered by a Rhys Hoskins solo homer or two each evening, so we are skipping the Home Nine until they get back scoring some runs more consistently.
No Joel Embiid for the Sixers . . . No Jimmy Butler for the Sixers . . . No, wait – Butler is good to go. It is JJ Redick who is a No . . . My goodness . . . Who knows who, for how long or why the rest of the Sixers are playing in Game 81, so we stand clear of them again.
Instead we head to Dallas, where former Villanova teammates Jalen Brunson (Suns) and Mikal Bridges (Mavericks) are squaring off as starters.
You simply can’t expect us to watch an entire NBA game in early April between the worst team in the Western Conference (Phoenix) and a team vying to not be the second worst (Dallas), so we are just going with a wager on each of our guys to score the first field goal of the game and then be done with it.
Pick: Brunson to Score First FG ($3/+800)
Pick: Bridges to Score First FG ($3/+700)