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76ers Nets Betting Preview

Brooklyn NetsPhiladelphia 76ers
41-34April 05, 2014, 07:30 | Wells Fargo Center17-59

The 76ers will be trying to slam the Nets on Saturday when the teams tip off at Wells Fargo Center in NBA betting action.

Philadelphia battles the Nets, currently with a 41-34 mark (41-34 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 36-39-1 for the 76ers and 39-34-2 for the Nets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the 76ers installed as 12-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.

The 76ers - Nets odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-84 win for the Nets.

Brooklyn won its last outing, a 116-104 result against the Pistons on April 4. The Nets covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brooklyn earned a 116-104 victory over Detroit on Friday, getting 23 points from Shaun Livingston at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 111-102 winner on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The 76ers got 24 points from Michael Carter-Williams as Philadelphia ran past Boston 111-102 on Friday at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 19-ranked offense (99.04 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 9 at 99.39 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 43.1% from the field per game, less than the Nets have managed so far this season (45.84% on average).

A few Nets at 76ers trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 10 games
Brooklyn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Philadelphia is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn at Miami, Tuesday, April 8th
Philadelphia at Toronto, Wednesday, April 9th