A clash of two conferences (and two very different records) will be going head to head tonight when the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Philly is one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and Joel Embiid has rightfully been on a mission this season to cause destruction across the league.
He looks absolutely unstoppable and is playing like his life depends on it.
The Timberwolves on the other hand have been struggling to gel as a cohesive unit.
With all of the turmoil that Karl Anthony-Towns has faced this season, you have to feel bad for him trying to find his way.
We got all of your coverage here and will help you break down the matchup so you can be sure you are putting your money in the right places.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview: MVP Embiid
Like I said in the intro, Joel Embiid has come to play this season.
He is putting together a 28 and 12 season while attempting over 10 free throws per game.
It just goes to show he is getting in there and banging bodies down low. He is a force of nature and can’t be easily stopped.
His three point attempts have gone way down under Doc Rivers, and with the way he is playing it looks like the 76ers have a chance to compete in the east.
Against Minnesota, there really is not a player on their roster that can hang with Embiid down low in the post, so he should have another big game here with a lot of free throw attempts.
With as good as Embiid has looked, we are still waiting for Ben Simmons to take his giant leap. He has been serviceable to start the season though lacking in scoring.
Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Preview: A Rough Season
While the Timberwolves season has been one of their worst in recent years, it seems like they just can’t make the right decisions to benefit their team.
They sign Wiggins to a massive extension and get off his deal while getting D’Angelo Russell in return.
The problem is, it does not seem like he is a winning basketball player.
KAT has suffered tremendous loss in the last calendar year, and that is nobody’s fault.
They had the number one pick in the draft, yet Anthony Edwards looks like the fifth or sixth best rookie so far and we are past the quarter point of the season.
Philly coming into town doesn’t make anything better, and I don’t think they will be able to put up much of a fight.
76ers @ Timberwolves Betting Odds and Lines
Our friends at MyBookie have the Philadelphia 76ers favored on the road in this game by 7 points.
They are the superior basketball team and Embiid has been playing out of his mind.
Free Betting Pick
No reason to think too hard here, as I would be putting my money on the 76ers and not thinking twice.
Embiid will carry his team to victory in Minnesota.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Philadelphia 76ers @ -7