Mims' Thursday NBA Picks for Sixers vs Bucks on TNT, plus Joel Embiid, Bobby Portis, Khris Middleton prop bets
The Sixers play the Milwaukee Bucks in a nationally televised game on TNT. Bucks are favored by 6.5 and the total is 224. The money line is Bucks -280 and Sixers +230. There is one game separating these teams in the Eastern Conference Standings. Bucks are the home team.
Coaching Matchup: Doc Rivers and Mike Budenholzer are even.
Prop Bets for the Game: Booby Portis over 13.5 points. The price is -125. He goes over. Joel Embiid over 31.5. The price is -115. He goes over. Khris Middleton over 18.5. His price is -115. Another over.
Game Prediction: The Sixers are coming in after an embarrassing loss to the Celtics. They will play better tonight. The Bucks are 6-4 in their last ten games. The Bucks are clearly better than the Sixers and have a better bench. Embiid will show why he is the leading candidate for MVP, but Giannis Antetokounmpo will match his production. If James Harden were playing the game would be close. No Harden means another defeat for Philly. Take Bucks -6.5 and they go over their team total of 115.5.
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