NBA + MLB Picks for 4/9/22
1:00 PM EST
Sixers -14 over Pacers (loss)
The Sixers probably will be a four seed, but they could be a three or fall to a five seed. The Pacers have been awful and have mentally checked out, winning just 2 of their last eight games. Philly should win this afternoon game by a large margin and then rest their starters in their season finale, knowing they won’t fall to the five seed. Take the Sixers.
9:07 PM EST
Astros/Angels Over 8.5 runs (loss)
Justin Verlander will make his first start since July of last year, and there are also reports that he is under the weather. The Angels put up six runs last night, which was not enough, but I think their offense will be on fire tonight. Houston is a powerhouse offensively and should help make this a high-scoring game. I am not sure I trust the aging Verlander, who has not pitched since his injury. Take the Over.