Picks for 4/22/23
1:00 PM EST
Nets +2 over Sixers (loss)
The Nets are down 3-0 to the Sixers, and if they emotionally have checked out of the series, then the Sixers will beat them. The benefit of the doubt is that the Nets are a professional team and will take the absence of Joel Embiid with a bit of hope. With Embiid off the court, the Sixers will lose his point production, ability to rebound, and outstanding foul shooting. Neither team is exceptional in rebounding, so Brooklyn should be able to get second-chance points and more accessible buckets in the paint. The Sixers can win without Embiid, but it will be more challenging. Brooklyn is the home team and should put one win on the board for their pride. Look for Mikal Bridges to have a huge game. Take the Nets.
7:10 PM EST
Red Sox/Brewers Over 8.5 runs (win)