Joel Embiid

NBA Race to 10 Tonight: Sixers Underdogs In Embiid's Potential Return

Race to 10 bets (first team to score 10 points) are a fast and simple way to place bets for those who aren't exactly keen on waiting until the final buzzer sounds for potential gains or losses.

Here's a look at three Race to 10 bets you need to consider for the NBA's slate of games on Tuesday, April 2, 2024:

*Race to 10 records accurate as of April 1

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Matchup Page: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. ET

Oklahoma City Thunder-15445-29
Philadelphia 76ers+12036-39

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder, -154

While it's possible Joel Embiid could make his triumphant return on Tuesday, the reigning Most Valuable Player did not participate in morning shootaround with his status still up in the air.

Regardless, the Oklahoma City Thunder are the favorites in the Race to 10 for a reason, having gone 3-2 on that prop in their last five games with the better overall record in that department.

San Antonio Spurs Vs. Denver Nuggets

Matchup Page: San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets, 9 p.m. ET

San Antonio Spurs+16244-31
Denver Nuggets-21043-32

Pick: Denver Nuggets, -210

The San Antonio Spurs just recently lost their second and fourth-leading scorers for the remainder of the season due to injury in Devin Vassell and Jeremy Sochan. 

They still have weapons to score, evident by three wins in their last four games SU. But against the reigning NBA champion Denver Nuggets on the road at Ball Arena, with the altitude and backdrop, a fast start will be difficult to come by.

Houston Rockets Vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Matchup Page: Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. ET

Houston Rockets+13434-40
Minnesota Timberwolves-17230-44

Pick: Houston Rockets, +134

Despite having their 11-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, there's still a lot to like about the Houston Rockets and the rhythm that they're in.

They won the Race to 10 against the Dallas Mavericks in defeat, and despite the Minnesota Timberwolves having the much stronger record SU, Minnesota's own Race to 10 record is one of the worst in the Association.

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