Thursday NBA on TNT: Mims previews, picks Sixers vs Heat, Trail Blazers vs Suns – props on Curry, Nunn, more
The Miami Heat and the Philadelphia Sixers meet tonight in a prime time telecast. The game will start at 7:30 pm.
Last Matchup: The Sixers defeated the Heat on Jan. 14 by the score of 125-98.
Injuries: Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid are questionable for tonight’s game. Matisse Thybulle missed the last game with a hand injury.
The Trends: Heat have won 7 of their last 10 games and have a three-game winning streak. Sixers are 8-2 over their last 10 games. Heat are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games against the spread. Sixers are 6-4 in the last 10 games ATS. 13 of the last 17 Sixers road games have gone under.
The Numbers: Heat are favored by 2.5 and the total is 217. The money line for the game is Heat -140 and the Sixers +120.
The Prop Bets: Seth Curry over 10.5 points. The price is -130. Take him over. Kendrick Nunn over 12.5 points. The price is -125. He goes over. Jimmy Butler over 6.5 assists. Butler is averaging 7.2 assists. The price is +120. He goes over tonight.
The Money: 60% of the wagers are on the Heat. The money on the total is 57% on the game going over.
The Pick: The Heat and the Sixers are both playing well. If Embiid does not play, then the Heat is my pick. I like the Heat going over their team total of 109. If Embiid goes, then Sixers win. Wait and make your play close to game time.
Bonus Selection: Blazers play the Suns in the 2nd game on TNT. The Blazers are +4 and the total is 234.5. Portland has won 9 of their last 10. Jusuf Nurkic goes over 11.5 rebounds. Damian Lillard goes over 27.5 points. Suns and Blazers exceed their team totals. Portland team total is 115.5 and the Suns are 118.5. The Suns have averaged 129.5 in the two games against the Blazers. I plan to tease the Blazers with 5 points and the over. Blazers will be + 9 and over will be reduced to 229.5.
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