The Philadelphia 76ers played a high-scoring game with the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, ultimately coming away with a win without Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker.
The team would love to get both players back for the second leg of a back-to-back against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
This is a tough matchup to predict, as Philly could sit players like James Harden and Joel Embiid on the second night of a B2B, but the team has an incentive to chase the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference now that it is just two games back of Boston.
The Timberwolves have won three straight, moving to the No. 6 seed in the West. They’re favored in this game in the latest odds:
Sixers vs. Timberwolves odds, spread and total
Sixers vs. Timberwolves prediction and pick
Bettors may want to wait for the status of Embiid and Harden in this game, but I think the Sixers are live to pull off the upset.
Minnesota has struggled as a home favorite this season, going just 7-13 against the spread.
If the Sixers do play all of their stars, they are the more talented squad, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games.
Minnesota has won three straight games on the road, but the team has lost its last two games on the road. If Philly plays everyone tonight, I think it will have enough offense to get it done.
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