Brooklyn Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center. The Sixers are in action for the second night in a row, and Philadelphia comes into this fast turnaround with a 35-19 overall record and a 14-11 road record. With Seth Curry (adductor) declared out for the remainder of the season, the Nets have a record of 33-22 overall and 17-10 at home. Brooklyn now has access to Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson after this week's deal. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid (hamstring) is doubtful.For this 6 p.m. ET tipoff, Caesars Sportsbook has Philadelphia as a 1-point favourite. According to the most recent 76ers vs. Nets odds, the total amount of points Vegas anticipates to be scored, or the over/under, is 222.5. Check out SportsLine's computer model's NBA predictions and betting tips before placing any bets on the Nets vs. 76ers game. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates each NBA game 10,000 times, and over the previous four or more seasons, it has generated profits of well over $10,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NBA choices. The model has a phenomenal 52-28 record on all top-rated NBA choices heading into Week 17 of the 2022–23 season, returning about $2,000 so far.
76ers vs. Nets spread: 76ers -1
76ers vs. Nets over/under: 222.5 points
76ers vs. Nets money line: 76ers -120, Nets +100
PHI: The 76ers are 12-13 against the spread in road games.
BKN: The Nets are 14-12-1 against the spread in home games.
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia feels at ease travelling this year. The Philadelphia 76ers have a top-five road record in the NBA (14-11), with a strong 60.2% true shooting percentage when playing away from home. Philadelphia has a significant potential advantage at the 3-point line on offence, and the 76ers are also among the top eight teams in the NBA in terms of offensive and defensive efficiency for the season. The Brooklyn Nets allow over 37% of 3-point tries, which puts them in last place in 3-point defence, while the Philadelphia 76ers make more than 38% of long-range attempts.Brooklyn is ranked No. 25 in the NBA for free throw defensive prevention, whereas Philadelphia is a master at the free throw line, finishing in the top three of the league in terms of made and accurate free throws. Philadelphia is expected to prevail in the battle for possession since the Nets are also suffering, with the lowest offensive rebound rates (22.5%) and defensive rebound rates (69.0%) in the league.
Why the Nets can cover
Brooklyn plays an above-average defence, and the Nets have made transactions in the past week to strengthen their defensive line. Brooklyn leads the NBA in blocked shots (6.6 per game) and 2-point percentage allowed (50.8%), and the Nets are only allowing 112.9 points per 100 possessions this season. Brooklyn is in the top 10 for fewest points allowed in the paint per game, while the Nets are in the top five for both field goal percentage (45.6%) and assists allowed (23.4 per game).At home, the Nets dominate on offence, averaging almost 1.16 points per possession at Barclays Center and posting a +4.8 net rating. This season, Brooklyn has the top shooting percentage in the NBA, connecting on 50.5% of field goal tries, 39.2% of 3-point attempts, and 79.3% of free throw attempts. Brooklyn is deadly in transition, scoring more than 16 fast break points per game, and the Nets expertly distribute the ball, averaging 26.0 assists per game and 1.81 assists for every turnover.
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