Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 3/10/22

by | Mar 10, 2022 | nba

Brooklyn Nets (33-33 SU, 25-39-2 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (40-24 SU, 33-31-0 ATS)
When: Thursday March 10 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: TNT

Point Spread: BRO +5/PHI -5 (Opened PHI -4.5 at MyBookie)
Total: 230 (Opened at 226.5)
Money Line: Brooklyn Nets 171/Philadelphia 76ers -206
Power Rating:

Probable Starting Lineups

Brooklyn Nets PG Kyrie Irving, SG Seth Curry, SF Bruce Brown, PF Kevin Durant, C Andre Drummond

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Key Injuries

Brooklyn Nets
LaMarcus Aldridge: Hip (OUT)
Kyrie Irving: Personal (PROBABLE)
Joe Harris: Ankle (OUT)
Ben Simmons: Back (OUT)

Philadelphia 76ers
Paul Millsap: Personal (PROBABLE)
Danny Green: Finger (OUT)

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Brooklyn Nets in a Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Wells Fargo Center.

Recent Form

The Brooklyn Nets come into this game with an overall record of 33-33, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Brooklyn is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 20-15. Over the Nets’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Brooklyn’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 113.0 points per game. Combined, the Nets’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. A key reason for Brooklyn’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 120.0 points over their previous five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 112.0. In the Brooklyn Nets’ most recent game, Brooklyn took down Charlotte by a score of 132-121

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 40-24, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 19-13. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 115.0 points per game, 6.0 points more than their season average of 108.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 107.0 points per contest. The 76ers have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 108.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.1. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Chicago by a score of 121-106.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Brooklyn travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Nets’ leading scorer is Kevin Durant. Through 38 games, Durant is averaging 29 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 45.0% of his games. As Durant gets set to take on the 76ers, he could be in line for a big game as Philadelphia is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.85% of their games. This figure places them 21st among NBA defenses. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 54 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 56.0% of his outings. Given that Brooklyn’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Joel Embiid should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Nets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 51.79% of their games, giving them a rank of 20th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 16 of Philadelphia’s 65 games, leading to a winning percentage of 69%. So far, the Brooklyn Nets have played 12 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 12 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Philadelphia picked up a 110-102 win.

How the Public is Betting the Nets vs 76ers

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 229.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Brooklyn’s last 8 games on the road
  • Brooklyn is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 game

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Tonight’s matchup between the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers marks the highly anticipated return of James Harden and Ben Simmons to their former teams. However, Simmons has yet to take the court for a Nets team, looking to make a late-season push up the Eastern Conference Standings. On the other side, the 76ers are still within reach of the number one seed, just 2.5 games behind the Heat. With Philadelphia coming into this game as 4.5 point favorites, I recommend taking the Sixers to cover the spread. On the season, Philadelphia is now ranked second in the NBA in free-throw attempts per field goal attempt. This is an area that Brooklyn has struggled with on defense. Question: Did you know that you could be betting for cheaper? Almost all sportsbooks charge the bettor -110 odds on sides and totals. Did you know that you could be laying only -105 at BetanySports? It doesn’t sound like much, but if you take a couple minutes to pencil out how much you’d have saved over the past year the numbers are astronomical! Be smart! Make the switch to reduced juice betting today! You’ll be SO glad you did! (Note: You must choose reduced juice over instead of the signup bonus when you sign up there). Click here to start saving big bucks TODAY!