Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/31/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/31/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers (24-23) at Brooklyn Nets (18-33)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets +6.5 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Philadelphia 76ers need a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17.3 points and 3.3 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 10 road games.

The Brooklyn Nets need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 17.3 points and 4.7 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 6.5 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last six home games.

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The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 10-2-2 in the last 14 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets have been really good against the number pretty much all season long, but they are on the end of a back to back and playing a 76ers squad that's starting to find their groove. The 76ers are shooting 47.8 percent from the field in their last five games and the Nets are being outscored by over six points in their last five games. The 76ers are also getting more consistent at covering these numbers and the confidence is growing. I'll eat the reasonable number here. 

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -6.5

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