Mims' Thursday NBA Pick: Sixers vs Bucks – Tyrese Maxey, Giannis Antetokounmpo props, over/under
The Philadelphia Sixers and the Milwaukee Bucks meet at the Wells Fargo Center as part of the NBA on TNT Doubleheader. The Sixers are favored by 4 and the total is 225. The Sixers lost their season opener to the Boston Celtics by a score of 126-117. The Bucks are playing their first game of the season. Sixers were 1-2 against the Bucks in the 2021-22 season.
The Prop Bets: Tyrese Maxey over 18.5 points. The price is -129. Maxey goes over. Giannis Antetokounmpo over 11.5 rebounds. The price is -139. He goes over.
The Selection: Sixers played well but had no answer for Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. The Bucks are without Kris Middleton so they will not be as formidable offensively. While Antetokounmpo will carry most of the scoring load, the Bucks will search for a scorer from the guard position. Joel Embiid always gets up for games against the Bucks. The 117 points the Sixers scored on Tuesday would be enough to win against most teams. It will be enough tonight. Take the Sixers and the over.