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76ers Nets Betting Preview

Brooklyn NetsPhiladelphia 76ers
9-16December 20, 2013, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center7-19

Brooklyn pays a visit to Philadelphia on Friday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers bring a 7-19 record (10-16 ATS) to the battle against the 9-16 Nets, who are 11-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 17-9 so far and the Nets go 14-10-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

Philadelphia opened as 5.5-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 210.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 28 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-86 victory for the Nets.

The Nets were a 113-107 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (220) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets wasted a 27-point performance from Paul Pierce as Washington ran past them 113-107 on Wednesday at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 13-ranked offense (101.58 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 23 at 101.8 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, less than the Nets have managed so far this season (44.77% on average).

A few Nets at 76ers trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Indiana, Monday, December 23rd
Philadelphia at Milwaukee, Saturday, December 21st