Philadelphia 76ers (7-1) at Brooklyn Nets (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +2 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 111 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.3 points and three assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing seven assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Brooklyn Nets look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 119.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28.2 points and seven rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27.1 points and 6.1 assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is dishing 1.5 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 6-21-1 ATS in their last 28 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 8-1 in 76ers last 9 overall. The over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 Thursday games. The 76ers are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are on the end of a back to back, but they continue to play their best and most consistent ball in years, and it all starts on the defensive end. The Brooklyn Nets are still a dangerous team and can light it up offensively still, but not having Durant in this contest will hurt. The Nets can get away with not having Durant against a Jazz team that can't score in the half court, but teams need to be at full strength to slowdown these red hot 76ers. I'll lay the bucket with Philly.