Nets vs. 76ers Prediction
Can the Philadelphia 76ers remain dominant at home when they welcome the Brooklyn Nets to town tonight at 8PM ET?
507 Brooklyn Nets vs. 508 Philadelphia 76ers
Thursday, February 20, 2020
8PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the 76ers are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on the 76ers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets play well before break
Despite injuries limiting the roster, Brooklyn won six of its last eight games before the All-Star Break. That included a big 101-91 win over Toronto at home in their last game. The Nets are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight. Brooklyn is 25-28 on the season, 9-16 on the road, 26-27 against the spread and 27-25-1 with the under.
The Nets are putting up 110.5 points per game this season while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 111 points per game while opponents shoot 44.1 percent from the field. Kyrie Irving remains on the sidelines due to his ailing shoulder. He averages 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is leading the team with 21 points, 6.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
Philly on a win streak
The 76ers are riding a three-game win streak entering the break, with all the wins coming at home. Philadelphia is 34-21 on the season, 25-2 at home, 22-29-4 against the spread and 28-26-1 with the under.
Philadelphia is putting up 108.6 points per game while shooting up 46.5 percent from the floor. Defensively, the 76ers are giving up just 106.2 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. Philly is led by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 22.9 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. Ben Simmons is adding 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 games as an underdog, but 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games when on three or more days of rest.
The 76ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a win and 1-5 ATS in their last six games when playing on three or more days of rest.
Philly has won and covered in two of three meetings with the Nets. The lone loss came at Brooklyn. At home, Philly earned a 117-106 win over the Nets. The 76ers are a very strong team at home and I think they will continue to play well on their home floor tonight. They have the pieces on both sides of the ball to swallow up the Nets. Brooklyn doesn’t have the scoring to keep pace with Philly and they don’t have enough defense to stop the 76ers’ momentum on their home floor.
NBA Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -8