NBA Playoffs Tips, June 17

Embiid Over 28.5 Points $1.87

This series heads back to Philadelphia tied at 2-2 after the Sixers blew an 18-point lead in the 2nd half of game 4.

Don’t expect the same complacency to creep into game 5, with a full house of rowdy Philly fans at their back, the Sixers will have plenty of energy to feed off.

Embiid is the only concern here, the big man has been playing through a nasty knee injury, which was evident in his 0/12 2nd half no-show last time out.

With a few days off his feet, I’m backing Embiid to put the franchise on his back and carry them to within one game of the Eastern Conference Finals.