Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz
The Sixers lost Richardson to injury against the Kings and he is unavailable for today. That's quite a blow for them offensively as he was red hot in his last two games, with 32p against the Heat and 25 against Toronto. With him out, there are about 20 points to be split among the rest of the Sixers.
Embiid is always the top option but the last time he faced a top defender, he scored 0 points and the league is still laughing at him, and yeah he has been great ever since but I'm not taking any chances with him against the reigning DPOY Gobert.
Simmons, without a jump shot, rellies a lot on his drives to the basket and gets most of his points close to the rim, where the Jazz are doing a great job, again mostly with Gobert.
Harris is one of the key players for the Sixers offensively in this game and I am going trust him with a line that's easy to be covered. He is a good scorer and a threat from beyond the arc and its fair to expect him to have a bigger role today. He scored 16 points with a season-low 4 FG made (4-11) against the Jazz last month and this time, without Richardson, has should and he has to do better than that.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz prediction
Tobias Harris Over 17.5 PointsOdds: 1.90 at Pinnacle
Result: 26 WON (+7.2 units)
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