The Philadelphia 76ers (34-21) can continue an 11-game home winning streak when they square off against the Brooklyn Nets (25-28) at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia opened as an 8-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 217 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Odds Preview
In the Nets’ last contest, they were victorious over the Toronto Raptors, 101-91, despite being 4-point underdogs. With 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds, Brooklyn’s Spencer Dinwiddie had a solid outing. Brooklyn dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.227 (above their season average of 0.196) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (above their season average of 23.1). Toronto was 0.111 and 12.2, respectively, for those same stats. The two teams combined to score 192 points, which came in well under the O/U total of 224.5.
The 76ers will look to maintain momentum after beating the Los Angeles Clippers in their last contest, 110-103, as 2-point underdogs. Philadelphia was led by Ben Simmons, who notched his fifth triple-double of the season. He dominated, registering 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Philadelphia dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.9 (below their season average of 23.5) and a turnover percentage of 5.4 (better than their season average of 12.6). Los Angeles was 11.4 and 8.6, respectively, for those same stats. The two squads combined to score 213 points, which came in under the O/U total of 224.5.
The offense of Philadelphia will battle against the stingy defense of Brooklyn. The 76ers rank 18th in offensive efficiency, while the Nets are eighth in defensive efficiency. The Nets should have the advantage on that end of the court.
Of Brooklyn’s 53 games, 26 have finished under the O/U total, while 28 of Philadelphia’s 55 games have finished over the O/U total. The 76ers hold the significant advantage straight up (SU) (34-21 vs. 25-28), but the Nets have been superior against the spread (ATS) (26-26-1 vs. 24-28-3).
These two teams have met three times already this year, with the 76ers leading the series two games to one. Simmons recorded 34 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in the most recent matchup, in which the 76ers beat the Nets 117-111, covering as 2-point favorites. The two teams combined to put up 228 points, which was 10 points above the projected point total of 218 points. The 76ers’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Nets. Philadelphia had a rate of 10.2, while Brooklyn posted a mark of 18.7.
Nets vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Nets, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under
Philadelphia ranks ninth in steals per game (8.2) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (6.7).
Brooklyn averages 13.4 fast break points per game, which ranks 14th in the league. Philadelphia ranks 19th in fast break points allowed per game (13.6).
The 76ers rank 21st in points off turnovers per game (16.2) while the Nets rank 25th (15.1).
Brooklyn is 10-14-1 ATS on the road, while Philadelphia is 15-10-2 ATS at home.
Philadelphia is 2-3 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in its last five games.
Across its last five outings, Brooklyn is 5-0 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
The 76ers have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Philadelphia has defeated opponents by an average of 2.4 points.
During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 114.6 points per game (4.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 100.0 points per game (11.0 below their season average).