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Pick against the spread, over/under for 76ers vs. Timberwolves on Tuesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Tuesday’s matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Update: Both Harris and Tucker are set to be in for the 76ers, while Harden has been ruled out due to injury management. Embiid is listed as available, so at least one superstar is in for Philadelphia. The Timberwolves are 3-point favorites and the total has moved to 227, so the overall injury impact isn’t much. We’ll maintain our ATS pick of the 76ers and the over on 227, even with Harden out.

The Philadelphia 76ers (42-22) face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32) with both teams looking to keep their winning ways going. The 76ers are on a two-game winning streak coming into the second game of this back-to-back set, while the Timberwolves are on a three-game win streak.

Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker sat out Monday’s game and are likely to be questionable tonight. Joel Embiid and James Harden could be rested on the second night of a back-to-back but their status isn’t clear yet. The Timberwolves are intact on the injury front from a day-to-day standpoint.

Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The total comes in at 229.5.

76ers vs. Timberwolves, 7:30 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: 76ers +2.5

We’ll make this pick for now assuming both Embiid and Harden are in. The 76ers have been on an absolute tear of late, snapping Milwaukee’s 16-game winning streak and outlasting a pesky Pacers team Monday. The Timberwolves have started playing better but Philadelphia matches up well against Minnesota. The 76ers are 5-3-1 ATS with no rest, while the Timberwolves are 13-19 ATS as a favorite. If Philadelphia’s stars play, the 76ers should cover and potentially even win outright.

Over/Under: Over 229.5

The 76ers have gone over this number in three straight games, while the Timberwolves snapped a streak of five unders with an over in their most recent game. Minnesota is averaging 116.5 points per game over the last 10 games, while Philly is putting up 118.3 points per game during the same span. Take the over tonight.