Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets, Sunday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, NBA Basketball Odds, Picks, Prediction

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PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BROOKLYN NETS
9-25 January 8, 12:00 PM | Barclays Center 8-27

When: 12:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 8, 2017
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: Noon, ET, CSN Philadelphia, YES (Brooklyn)

Team Spread Money Line Total
Philadelphia 76ers +2 -110 +115 215.5 -110
Brooklyn Nets -2. -110 -135 215.5 -110

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets meet at Barclays Center.

ABOUT THE 76ERS (9-25): Rookie center Joel Embiid is becoming such a sensation that he was even cheered by the Boston fans on Friday despite wearing the opposing jersey. “They were actually pretty loud,” Embiid told reporters. “It’s impressive. Boston is supposed to be our rival. For the fans to come out and just chant ‘Trust the Process’ so loud, it was amazing.” Embiid, who recorded a season-high 33 points in a 108-107 home win over Brooklyn on Dec. 18, finished with 23 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes on Friday and is averaging 24.6 points and 2.2 blocks in his last five games.

ABOUT THE NETS (8-27): Brooklyn is searching for positives and found some off the bench on Friday, when guards Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead combined for 29 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. “Caris and Isaiah coming in and playing really important minutes against the world champions is really positive,” Atkinson told reporters. “We don’t back down, especially at home.” Joining those two off the bench was Sean Kilpatrick, who was bumped from the starting lineup in favor of Spencer Dinwiddie and slumped to four points on 2-of-9 shooting.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Nets listed as 2-point favorites versus the 76ers, while the game’s total is sitting at 215.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

The Brooklyn Nets get their best chance to snap their latest slide when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. The 76ers are only 1 1/2 games ahead of the NBA-worst Nets in the Eastern Conference standings but are playing much stronger of late after two wins and a tight loss at Boston on Friday.

Brooklyn dropped its last five games and 10 of the last 11 to fall behind Philadelphia and used its 14th different starting lineup in Friday’s 116-108 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “We’ve had some injuries,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters. “I think we’re still searching, still looking at different lineups. It’s an ongoing thing. Right now, we’re still looking at guys in roles. When we have our whole roster completely healthy, it will be a little bit easier.” The 76ers tinker with their lineup as well while juggling three centers and several wing options but could not quite find the right combination down the stretch in a 110-106 loss to the Celtics that denied the team its first three-game winning streak of the season. “I think it was a good game for us,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters. “There was a lot of good things that came out of it. You’re on the road, you’re against the sixth-best team in the NBA. Performance, I thought, for the most part was solid. There are a few things you’d like to have back, but in general I’m proud of our group.”

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 116-108 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the +13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

The 76ers were a 110-106 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the +11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors.

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Philadelphia:
Team record: 9-25 SU,18-15-1 ATS
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road

Brooklyn:
Team record: 8-27 SU,17-15-3 ATS
Current Streak: lost 5 straight games.
Brooklyn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games
Brooklyn is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to New York Wednesday, January 11
Brooklyn home to Atlanta Tuesday, January 10

BUZZER BEATERS
1. Nets PF Trevor Booker recorded a double-double in two of the last three games.

2. 76ers PG Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) sat out the last three games and is day-to-day.

3. The home team took each of the last five in the series, and Philadelphia’s last win in Brooklyn was Jan. 9, 2015.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Philadelphia 76ers will cover the spread at +2 and the game will go over 215.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: 76ers 111, Nets 106 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
PHI TEAM BKN
99.1 PTS FOR 105.7
106.2 PTS AGNST 114.3
-7.1 DIFF. -8.6
33.5 DEF REBOUNDS 35.1
9.5 OFF REBOUNDS 9.2
43.5 FG% 44.0
75.3 FT% 78.3
10.5 3 POINTERS 11.1
7.8 STEALS 7.5
INJURIES
PHILADELPHIA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BROOKLYN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Philadelphia is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 10 games when playing Brooklyn
Philadelphia is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Philadelphia is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
BROOKLYN
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games
Brooklyn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Brooklyn is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Brooklyn’s last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Brooklyn is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Philadelphia’s Overall Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Overall Defense 99.1 26 114.3 30
Philadelphia’s Away Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Home Defense 99.2 25 111.5 29
Philadelphia’s Road Rebounds vs Brooklyn’s Home Rebounds Allowed 40.1 29 47.9 29
Brooklyn’s Overall Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Overall Defense 105.7 13 106.2 22
Brooklyn’s Home Scoring vs Philadelphia’s Road Defense 105.5 15 108.2 21
Brooklyn’s Home Rebounds vs Philadelphia’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.0 8 45.4 18
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia has the third worst field goal percentage in the league at 43.5.
BROOKLYN
Brooklyn has the worst defence in the league allowing 114.3 points per game.
Brooklyn has the second worst rebounds allowed in the league at 47.9.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Philadelphia 43.5 45.1 -1.7
Brooklyn 44.0 46.3 -2.3
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Philadelphia 9.5 33.5 43.0
Brooklyn 9.2 35.1 44.3
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Philadelphia 22.6 16.3 1.4
Brooklyn 20.8 16.8 1.2

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