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Timberwolves vs. 76ers NBA Odds & Picks: Philadelphia Going for Home Cover Streak (Saturday, April 3)

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  • The 76ers are looking to start a home cover streak against the Timberwolves with their third cover in Philadelphia in a row.
  • Sharps have taken notice of Philly and are confident in a Sixers cover.
  • Michael Walton breaks down what that means for this specific matchup below.

NBA Odds: Timberwolves vs. 76ers

Timberwolves Odds +12.5
76ers Odds -12.5
Over / Under 226.5
Time | Channel 8 p.m. ET | NBCS-PH

The Timberwolves take on the 76ers in Philadelphia, looking to avoid back-to-back road losses. Philadelphia has won three of its last five games and is coming off of a dominant 20-point win over the Cavaliers on the road in Cleveland.

Minnesota has been getting some impressive play from No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards, who averaged 24.2 points per game (PPG) in the month of March.

The Timberwolves are easily the worst team in the league, but they have gone 21-27-1 against the spread (ATS) this season — slightly better than you would expect for a team with such a terrible regular-season record (12-37).

Despite the feistiness of this young Minnesota team, the scoring of Edwards and even Karl-Anthony Towns is unlikely to be a major factor against the second-best defense in the league per NBA Advanced Stats.

The obvious elephant in the room is the availability of MVP candidate Joel Embiid, who is questionable to play and could return on Saturday night.

Our latest PRO Report suggests that sharp bettors are backing the Sixers on Saturday, supporting the idea that their defense will prove too much for one of the worst offenses in the league.

Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Timberwolves vs. Sixers 

Sharp Action

The line for Timberwolves-Sixers opened at Sixers -9.5 before it was pushed up to -12.5 ahead of Saturday’s matchup.

Since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Philadelphia, signaling that sharp action is backing them on Saturday.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 45% of bettors taking the Sixers have generated 74% of the money wagered on Saturday’s game.

PRO Report Pick: Sixers -12.5

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