Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/16/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets (21-47) at Philadelphia 76ers (37-30)

NBA Basketball: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -9 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Brooklyn Nets look to play spoiler at this point after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 105.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 4.8 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.5 points and 11 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 16.2 points and 7.6 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

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The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The 76ers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 15-3 ATS in their last 18 Friday games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 11-3-2 in the last 16 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets obviously don't win many games, but they don't get blown out often either, and they've been solid against the number, especially on the road where they're 21-12 ATS this season. The Philadelphia 76ers are on the end of a back to back and are still a young team that struggles with consistency. The 76ers have also been favored by nine or points just three times this season, while the Nets are 12-5 ATS when an underdog of at least nine points. I like the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Brooklyn Nets +9

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