Nets vs. 76ers Prediction
Are the Philadelphia 76ers giving up too many points at home to the Brooklyn Nets when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
501 Brooklyn Nets vs. 502 Philadelphia 76ers
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 227.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on the Nets on the road. 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 on long road trip
Brooklyn is on the seventh game of a road trip tonight, having coming off a 148-144 loss at Portland in overtime on Monday night. Despite the loss, Brooklyn has covered the spread in four straight. The Nets are currently sixth in the standings in the East, but only 1.5 games from the ninth spot. Brooklyn is 38-27 on the season, 17-21 on the road, 41-34 against the spread and 38-37 with the over.
The Nets are in the middle of the road on offense and defense. They are putting up 112.1 points per game this year while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Brooklyn gives up 112.4 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell leads the team with 20.9 points and 7.0 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie adds 17.5 points and 4.7 assists per contest.
Philly drops two straight
The 76ers are coming off back-to-back road losses to the Hawks and Magic over the last week and they have failed to cover in three straight. Philly is third in the East right now, 2.5 games over Indiana but 4.5 games behind Toronto. Philadelphia is 47-27 on the season, 29-9 at home, 34-40 against the spread and 37-37 with the over/under total.
Philadelphia are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 115.1 points per game while shooting 47.1 percent as a team. Defensively, the 76ers are giving up 112.1 points per contest while opponents shoot 45.4 percent from the field. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 27.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game. Ben Simmons is adding 17.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets have covered the spread in four straight road games and in 12 of their last 15 games on two days of rest.
The 76ers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six Atlantic Division games and 0-5 ATS in their last five when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The road team has won the last two meetings in this series and the Nets have covered the spread in all three meetings with Philly this season. The 76ers are clearly the better team, but Brooklyn has a lot to play for right now with little room for error. I think they will be the more motivated team, as Philly is pretty comfortably in the 3 spot in the East. Look for this game to be tight.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +7.5