The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets will both look to extend their winning ways when they take to the hardwood at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday night. With both teams looking to pick up the level of their respective play as we enter the post all-star break portion of the regular season, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NBA Odds for the Nets vs 76ers.
Nets vs 76ers 2020 NBA Game Preview & Betting Odds
- When: Thursday February 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: TNT, Sportsnet One
- NBA Odds: Philadelphia -8 / Total: 217
Why Bet On Brooklyn
Brooklyn won two straight, four of five and seven of its last 10 games prior to the All-Star break including a stunning 101-91 win over the defending champion Raptors on Feb. 12. Now, sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Nets have a ton to play for.
“After All-Star break, every team picks it up a little bit because they know it’s the home stretch of the season and guys are fighting for playoff spots, guys are fighting for placement, homecourt advantage, whatever it may be,” Nets center DeAndre Jordan told reporters. “So we know how serious that is and we just have to be able to pick our intensity up and hopefully surpass other teams too.”
While the Nets will be without star point guard Kyrie Irving for the foreseeable future, blossoming guard Spencer Dinwiddie has scored at least 20 points in six of his last nine games. Brooklyn averages 110.5 points per game (18th) while allowing 111.0 points per game defensively (18th). The Nets have gone an uninspiring 9-16 on the road this season.
- Total Score: 110.55
- Field Goal %: 44.49
- Three Point %: 34.16
- Free Throw %: 74.23
- Total Rebounds: 48.3
- Total Score: 111
- Field Goal %: 44.13
- Three Point %: 34.62
- Free Throw %: 75.92
- Total Rebounds: 46.36
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
- Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Nets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Nets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog.
- Nets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Nets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Nets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog.
Why Bet On Philadelphia
After dropping their previous four, the Sixers won their final three games before the all-star break including an impressive 110-103 win over Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 11. All-star point guard Ben Simmons led the team with a triple-double of 26 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists while all-star center Joel Embiid added 26 points and nine rebounds in the win. Now, Philly is looking to find the consistency that eluded them for stretches of the first half.
“We just got to be sharp with what we are doing defensively and offensively,” Simmons told reporters. “Everyone has to buy in and play their role.”
Philadelphia averages 108.6 points per game (22nd) while limiting the opposition to just 106.2 points per contest to rank a stellar second in points allowed. Philly has gone a near-perfect 25-2 at home this season.
- Total Score: 108.64
- Field Goal %: 46.53
- Three Point %: 35.4
- Free Throw %: 74.05
- Total Rebounds: 45.95
- Total Score: 106.22
- Field Goal %: 45.62
- Three Point %: 35.37
- Free Throw %: 73.81
- Total Rebounds: 41.84
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
- 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- 76ers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 76ers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Thursday games.
- 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Nets vs 76ers Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know Philadelphia has been phenomenal at home this season and that this affair is going down in my hometown City of Brotherly Love, but I’m going to go with Brooklyn to narrowly cover the chalk for a couple of reasons. Besides going 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, Philadelphia is just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing straight up record. More importantly, the Nets play a more cohesive brand of basketball when the talented, but enigmatic Kyrie Irving is not on the floor. I like the Nets to cover the chalk by the narrowest of margins.
Pick: Philadelphia 109 Brooklyn 103