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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and looks to the basket during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets past Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and looks to the basket during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll)|Associated Press
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The Tuesday Philly Props: Sixers

Ben Simmons Rebounds

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

The Sixers will play just their second game in six days Tuesday against the Washington Wizards. It will also be the 12th game Ben Simmons has played with at least two days off, which is significant when it comes to his rebounding numbers.

In the previous 11 such games this season, he is averaging 11.0 rebounds, and has surpassed 9.5 (the Over/Under total) in nine of those games.

In the 28 games in which he has played with one or no days rest, he is averaging 8.5 rebounds.

For the record, his assist numbers in those instances (7.7 / 9.1) are not nearly so diverse and his scoring averages (16.27 / 16.43) are virtually identical.

A little research yielded the gem that Simmons’ career-best rebounding game (18) came against the Wizards, so we doubled down on our usual $5 bet.

Pick: Ben Simmons Over 9.5 Rebounds (-$106)