NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
- Title : NBA: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia is going to deal with the fatigue factor of their second game in 24 hours and their third game in four nights here. The 76ers have struggled on the road in recent years and while they are 2-1 this season as the visiting team, that loss was a blowout to Cleveland in a similar situation. Brooklyn is minus Dinwiddie and Durant yet still showed how dangerous they can be in their demolition of the Jazz. With a day of rest and being at home against a tired team, you have to give the nod to Brooklyn in this one. I Think they can cover up the line against 76ers.
Philadelphia was in action at home as they faced the Wizards. That makes this their second game of a back-to-back situation and their third game in four nights here.
The Nets are dealing with missing some key personnel but you couldn’t tell that after the whipping they put down against Utah. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the 76ers, which will give them their second in a row and snap their losing streak to the 76ers.
Brooklyn is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 119.5 points per game. They finished with 130 points in their last game, making 55.9 procent of their field goals and 38.9 procent of their three-pointers. And they have one day rest!!
The 76ers are playing on consecutive nights, but I think they will win again. Doc Rivers has this team playing at a high level on both sides of the ball. They have blown out their last four opponents and are facing a Brooklyn team that will be playing without Durant, who is in quarantine. Even though the Nets blew out the Jazz in their last game, they don’t have enough depth to keep up with the 76ers, who will win a close game. And why I belive it will a close game is easy. The 76ers own a 116-84 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and they took three of the four meetings last season. In the most recent meeting, the 76ers claimed a 112-104 overtime win at home on February 20, 2020. They should be tired and I dont expect that they will play a high scoring game today.
|Prediction||Brooklyn Nets +4 Line - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||12:00 : 08-Jan-21|