Pick One: Philadelphia 76ers Moneyline (+195) vs the Milwaukee Bucks
Tonight you need to take the 76ers over the defending champs as Philly is starting the season strong while Milwaukee doesn’t look right. The 76ers are 1st in points per 100 offensively at 115.1 while the Bucks are 17th defensively in that category at 108.1. On defense, the Sixers are 13th at 106.4 while Milwaukee is 21st at 105.6. So far the Sixers are just better at both ends of the floor and the Bucks shouldn’t be the favorite tonight.
Pick Two: Utah Jazz -8 (-110) vs the Atlanta Hawks
It’s a big spread but the Jazz will cover it as they are much better than the Hawks simply put. The Jazz have the league’s 2nd highest points per 100 offensively at 114.8 and on defense their 7th at 104.9. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 13th offensively in points per 100 but a miserable 27th on defense and that’s again bad news when the Jazz are 2nd offensively. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert will lead the way for Utah to an easy win.