NBA on TNT Thursday: Mims previews Sixers vs Bucks and likes props on Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, the Over
Sixers vs Bucks are in the 7 pm TNT slot, followed by Lakers vs Mavericks and the return of Anthony Davis.
The Philadelphia Sixers and the Milwaukee Bucks meet tonight in a prime time telecast. The game will start at 7 pm.
Last Matchup: The Bucks defeated the Sixers on March 17 by the score of 109-105.
Injuries: Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons have missed the last few games. Seth Curry is listed as day to day. Giannis Antetokounmpo left Monday’s game against the Suns with a leg cramp.
The Trends: Sixers have won 6 of their last 10 games and have a two-game winning streak. Bucks are 5-5 over their last 10 games. Sixers are 3-6-1 in their last 10 games against the spread. Bucks are 4-6 in the last 10 games ATS. 7 of the last 9 Sixers games have gone under. The Sixers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 road games.
The Numbers: Bucks are favored by 6 and the total is 226.5. The money line for the game is Bucks -220 and the Sixers +180.
The Prop Bets: Khris Middleton over 4.5 assists. Middleton has gone over 5 assists in each of his last 5 games. The price is -113. Take him over. Jrue Holiday over 17.5 points. Holiday is averaging 21.0 in his last 10 games. He averages 19.0 against the Sixers. The price is -127. He goes over.
The Money: 55% of the wagers are on the Sixers. The money on the total is 60% on the game going over.
The Pick: The Sixers are not playing as well without Harris and Simmons. Joel Embiid is looking at a back-to-back so there is the possibility of load management. Shake Milton is coming in with two consecutive subpar performances. Bucks are deeper than the Sixers as they get ready for this game. Bucks win the game. Lay the points. The game goes over.
Bonus Selection: Lakers play the Mavericks in the 2nd game on TNT. Anthony Davis returns tonight. The Lakers are +2 and the total is 216.5. Mavericks should win and go over.
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