At 6:00 ET, the 76ers (-179) will host the Nets (+147) in a divisional matchup. Philadelphia (-4) is favored and at BetMGM sits 5th in the Eastern Conference, while Brooklyn is 11th.
This game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line is 233 points.
Brooklyn Nets Preview
Today, the Nets are 19-28 overall and are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-14 and 1-5 against teams in the Atlantic Division.
As the underdog, the Nets have gone 8-23 this season and are 13-16 ATS as the underdog. They have been the underdog in 31 of their 47 games and are 22-23 ATS overall.
In their most recent game, the Nets lost to the Suns by a score of 136-120. The O/U line for that game was 234, and Brooklyn was getting 4 points. This loss dropped their road record to 7-15 for the season.
For the season, the Nets have an O/U record of 24-23, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 229.5 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 233.
Heading into the game, the Nets are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 112.7 points per game.
So far this season, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.7% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th in the league at 46%.
One area where the Nets have excelled is three-point shooting. They are 6th in the NBA in three-pointers made per game at 13.8. However, their overall pace is 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 115.3 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Nets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 52.8% while allowing 38.1% from downtown.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
In the Eastern Conference standings, the 76ers are currently in 5th place with a record of 30-17. Within the Eastern Conference, they are 19-11 and 5-3 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.
At home, the 76ers have a scoring differential of +10.0 points per game. They have won four straight games at home and have an overall record of 17-6 at home. Against the spread at home, they are 16-7 and 24-11 as the favorite.
For the season, the 76ers have been favored in 35 of their 47 games. However, they have an ATS record of 3-9 as the favorite and 6-6 as the underdog. Their ATS win over the last four games has come as the favorite.
In their last game, the 76ers defeated the Jazz by a score of 127-124. The O/U line for that game was 242, and the 76ers were 4.5-point underdogs going into the game. This improved their ATS record to 30-17.
This season, the average combined scoring total in 76ers games is 231.9 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 233, and the team has a record of 28-19 on the over/under for the season.
At home, the 76ers are averaging 121.0 points per game, which is 8th in the NBA. Overall, they are 6th in scoring at 119.1 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 17th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the 76ers are 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 18th in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of three-point attempts, Philadelphia is 26th in the NBA.
So far, the 76ers have been a strong free-throw shooting team, leading the league in both free throws made (22.8 per game) and free throw attempts (27.3 per game). In terms of assists, Philadelphia is 25th in the NBA at 24.9 per game.
Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.8 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.6% while allowing 34.3% from downtown.
Last season, the Nets and 76ers did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the 76ers have the leg up at 3-0. The 76ers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 200 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3. As the host vs. the Nets, the 76ers have gone 3-0 vs the spread.
How to Bet 76ers vs. Nets in New York
We’re putting our money on the 76ers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 113-108. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the 76ers at -4. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 233 and our model has the Nets and 76ers finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: 76ers -4
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Under 233