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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Thursday March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -8 -- Over/Under:
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The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Brooklyn Nets could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.9 points and seven assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost five of their last eight road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and 2.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won their last five home games.

The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The under is 8-3 in Nets last 11 overall.

The Philadelphia 76ers haven't been consistent enough long term to be laying these sort of numbers, especially against another playoff team. There's also a chance Ben Simmons doesn't play in this game due to an illness. The Brooklyn Nets have had a lot of close losses as of late and are an impressive 23-15 ATS on the road and 7-5 ATS this season when an underdog of eight or more points. The 76ers just aren't a team I'm trying to throw big chalk at, as one minute they look like a finals team and the next minute they're struggling to beat a bottom feeder in the league. Give me the feisty Nets and the points.

Brooklyn Nets +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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