76ers at Nets - 12/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-21) at Brooklyn Nets (6-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, YES
The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets square off Thursday night at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for their first road victory after a brutal 1-21 start to the year. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 90.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 14 points and 6.2 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.1 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are coming off a loss to the Spurs in which they scored 68 points and shot 34.7 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won a road game since March 25th. Kendall Marshall is out with a knee injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a big home victory after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.2 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 16.1 points and nine rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 6.8 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are shooting 46.7 percent in their last five games and are 3-3 when topping 100 points this season. The Brooklyn Nets have won five of their last six home games.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The 76ers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Brooklyn.
You get the feeling that the 76ers are starting to lose on purpose. There's no reason for Philly to get blown out by the Spurs third stringers. Meanwhile, the Nets are playing well at home and should be able to get the job done here by double digits. You just can't back the 76ers.