Brooklyn Nets (14-9) at Philadelphia 76ers (16-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets invade the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form lately as they’ve won nine of their past 12 games, but they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their four-game win streak halted by the Trailblazers in a 121-105 home loss on Thursday. Joel Embiid led the team with 37 points on 14 of 21 shooting, Tyrese Maxey added 15 points and four assists off the bench while Furkan Korkmaz chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 48 percent from the field and seven of 27 from the 3-point line as they rode the hot hand of Embiid who poured in 31 points in the first half, before getting blown out in the third quarter by 40-19. Seth Curry left Thursday’s game with an illness, but is listed as probable for Saturday, Joel Embiid is questionable with right knee soreness, while Ben Simmons is expected to return after sitting out on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Brooklyn Nets have been in great shape as they had won five of six games, before getting stopped in last night’s 123-117 loss to the Raptors. Joe Harris led the team in scoring with 19 points on six of nine shooting, James Harden added 17 points with 12 assists, Kyrie Irving added 15 points with five assists while Bruce Brown chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Nets shot 48 percent from the field and 17 of 42 from the 3-point line as they fight hard to rally back from an early 17-point deficit, only to fall painfully short as they looked to be in control before Kevin Durant was pulled from the game for covid reasons.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games playing on zero days’ rest. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall, the Nets are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Philadelphia and the Nets are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.