76ers vs. Nets Prediction
The 76ers are coming off an upset win over the Celtics in Boston on Wednesday night but they find themselves as underdogs again on Thursday night in Brooklyn where they’ll take on the Nets at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will Philadelphia pull off another upset?
519 Philadelphia 76ers (+4) at 520 Brooklyn Nets (-4); o/u 218.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, December 30, 2021
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Joel Embiid played 34 minutes in Tuesday's 114-109 win over the Raptors, accounting for 36 points (11-of-16 FGs, 12-of-14 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one block, and two 3-pointers. The shorthanded Raptors had no answer for Embiid, who took full advantage of just about every matchup that Toronto sent his way. He's now scored 32 points or more in two straight, and four of his last five games. Providing top-10 value in 9-cat formats for the season, Embiid has certainly done his part to lead a 76ers roster that has struggled with inconsistency this season. The unfortunate thing for fantasy managers is that this is a two-game week for the 76ers, who are scheduled to take on the Nets Thursday night.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
Nets coach Steve Nash said that he expects Kevin Durant (conditioning) and LaMarcus Aldridge (conditioning) to play on Thursday vs. Philadelphia. As expected, both of these former Texas Longhorns should be in the lineup on Thursday, so be sure to get them both active. Bruce Brown's fantasy value should take a hit, as should Patty Mills, who has been going absolutely bonkers of late. He will surely still be a factor, but not in the volume that he has been of late.
76ers vs. Nets NBA Betting Prediction
The 76ers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Nets, are 0-5 against the number in their last six games following a win and are 3-8 at the betting window in their last 11 games overall. The Nets, meanwhile, are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS -4