A high-profile Eastern Conference showdown has Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (29-17) heading to the Wells Fargo Center to take on James Harden and the Philadelphia 76ers (30-16) on Wednesday. The Nets have won two straight games, including a 120-116 win over the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 22. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is red-hot, winners of five straight and seven of its last eight games. Joel Embiid (foot) is listed as questionable for the 76ers, and Kevin Durant (knee) is out for the Nets.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists the 76ers as a 5-point favorite in the latest Nets vs. 76ers odds an the over/under for total points scored is set at 226. Before making any Nets vs. 76ers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nets vs. 76ers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines and trends for Nets vs. 76ers:
- Nets vs. 76ers spread: Philadelphia -5
- Nets vs. 76ers Over/Under: 226 points
- Nets vs. 76ers money line: Philadelphia -205, Brooklyn +175
- BKN: Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest
- PHI: 76ers are 15-4 ATS in their last 19 home games
- Nets vs. 76ers picks: See picks here
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Why the 76ers can cover
Guard James Harden is a three-level scorer with exceptional playmaking ability. Harden likes to push the tempo and is able to quickly dissect the defense. The 10-time All-Star can thread the needle as a facilitator, averaging 11.2 assists with 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. He’s dished out at least 13 assists in four of his last six games. On Jan. 19, Harden recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists.
Guard Tyrese Maxey is an impactful scoring threat in the backcourt. Maxey creates his own offense with good ball handles and a reliable jumper from the outside. The Kentucky product averages 21.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. He’s also shooting 38% from 3-point land. On Saturday, Maxey finished with 32 points and six dimes.
Why the Nets can cover
Guard Kyrie Irving is one of the best ball handlers in the NBA. Irving owns a combination of speed, quickness, and skill. The seven-time All-Star doesn’t shy away from contact at the basket. Irving is averaging 26.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. He’s tallied at least 30-plus points in three straight games. On Jan. 20, Irving notched 41 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists.
Center Nic Claxton is a long and active big man in the paint. Claxton has quick feet and instincts to defend the rim at a high rate. The Georgia product also thrives cutting to the rim and is effective in the pick and roll. He’s first in the NBA in field-goal percentage (73%) and blocks (2.7) with 12.7 points per game. Additionally, Claxton has finished with a double-double in five of his past seven matchups. In the win over Golden State on Jan. 22, he amassed 24 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks.
How to make Nets vs. 76ers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 231 points. The model also says one side hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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