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Pointspread favors Nets in battle with 76ers

Philadelphia 76ersBrooklyn Nets
7-18December 16, 2013, 07:30 | Barclays Center8-15

The 76ers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Nets in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Monday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets currently sport a record of 8-15, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-13 ATS. The 76ers are 7-18 and 10-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 12-10-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the 76ers have gone 16-9 against the number.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

The 76ers were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 207.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 28 and the 76ers at No. 29 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-87 result in favor of the Nets.

Philadelphia was a 139-105 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 244 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The 76ers were blown out by Portland on Saturday, losing by a 139-105 final at Wells Fargo Center in basketball betting action.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 103-99 result against the Pistons on December 13. The Nets covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Deron Williams scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 103-99 to Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 23-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 24 in the league with 6.43 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 7.24 per outing.

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Brooklyn, Friday, December 20th
Brooklyn home to Washington, Wednesday, December 18th