Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers ATS Prediction


The Brooklyn Nets (10-18), 7.5-point underdogs, will be at the Wells Fargo Center to meet the Philadelphia 76ers (19-9) in an Atlantic Division matchup. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 221 points and it can be seen on YES Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Both teams covered in their last game. The 76ers (11.5-point favorites) defeated the Detroit Pistons 116-102, while the Nets (2-point underdog) beat the New York Knicks 112-104. The Philadelphia game hit the projected point total of 218, while the Brooklyn game finished 3.5 points under the projected point total of 219.5.

Brooklyn dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 27.9 (above their season average of 26.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.508). For those same stats, New York put up marks of 21.4 and 0.518, respectively. Meanwhile, Philadelphia dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.261 (above their season average of 0.252) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (above their season average of 23.1). For those same stats, Detroit had marks of 0.131 and 23.8, respectively. Ben Simmons fueled Philadelphia with 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Brooklyn, meanwhile, rallied around Spencer Dinwiddie, who recorded 25 points and six assists.

The 76ers had the upper hand in the most recent game, a 127-125 victory, to even the season series at one. Jimmy Butler recorded a double-double with 34 points and 12 rebounds. The 76ers’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Nets. Philadelphia had a rate of 7.9, while Brooklyn posted a mark of 14.2. The two teams combined to score 252 points, which was well over the projected point total of 225.5, and Philadelphia was unable to cover as a 4.5-point favorite.

Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Nets games, with 15 unders compared to 12 overs. Brooklyn comes into the contest with records of 10-18 straight up (SU) and 13-15 against the spread (ATS).

Of the 76ers’ 28 games, 16 have finished over the O/U total. Additionally, Philadelphia is 19-9 SU and 13-15 ATS.

Contrasting paces will be on display in this meeting. Philadelphia likes to play up-tempo (fifth in possessions per game), while Brooklyn is more half-court-oriented (21st in possessions per game).

Nets at 76ers ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Nets rank 12 in points in the paint per game (48.92857142857143) while the 76ers rank 21 in points allowed in the paint per game (49.714285714285715).
  • Philadelphia ranks 10th in fast break points per game (14.7) while Brooklyn ranks 29th (9.5).
  • The 76ers rank fifth in rebounds per game (47.7) while the Nets rank 21st in rebounds allowed per game (46.1).
  • Philadelphia ranks 14th in second chance points allowed per game (13.0) while Brooklyn ranks 29th (15.6).
  • Brooklyn ranks 5 in three pointers attempted per game (34.392857142857146) while Philadelphia ranks 14 (31.714285714285715).
  • The 76ers rank fifth in assists per game (26.5) while the Nets rank 23rd (22.5).
  • The 76ers rank 13 in points off turnovers per game (17.392857142857142) while the Nets rank 26 (14.857142857142858).
  • Philadelphia ranks 23 in steals per game (7.035714285714286) while Brooklyn ranks 25 (6.714285714285714).
  • Philadelphia ranks ninth in blocks per game (5.6) while Brooklyn ranks 25th (4.0).
  • In games where they hold opponents below 100 points, Philadelphia is 6-0 and Brooklyn is 4-1.
  • In games where they score over 100 points, the Nets are 10-14 and the 76ers are 19-7.
  • Brooklyn is 8-6 ATS on the road, while Philadelphia is 9-6 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 8 of the 76ers’ 15 home games, while 9 of the Nets’ 14 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

  • The 76ers are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Nets are 3-2.
  • In their last five games, Philadelphia has 3 unders, 1 over and 1 push, while Brooklyn has 4 unders and 1 over.
  • The 76ers\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 2.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 103.0 points per game (5.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 104.8 points per game (5.8 below their season average).