Can 76ers cover in Brooklyn?
The Brooklyn Nets are a rare favorite tonight as they host the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30PM ET. Can the Nets cover a big spread at home?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Nets are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the 76ers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 208.5 points.
Brooklyn is 18-48 overall, 11-23 at home and 33-32-1 against the spread. Philadelphia is 9-57 overall, 3-30 on the road and 29-36-1 against the spread. The home team has won all three meetings this season, with the 76ers winning and covering the spread in the last two games in this series.
The 76ers haven’t won much, but they did have a 95-89 win over the Nets on Friday. Brooklyn has now lost four straight and is just 2-4 against the spread in those six games. The Nets are just 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 conference games and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 at home. Philadelphia has played well against some of the bottom tier teams lately, going 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a win percentage below .400. While the Nets should win, giving them 7.5 points against anyone seems dangerous.
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