Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/20/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/20/2020 – The Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets spring back to action this Thursday. Both teams are on a winning streak but odds may be stacked on Brooklyn. The Nets will miss Kyrie Irving due to a knee injury and NBA odds today pick Philly to win. Both teams are inside the top eight and will be looking to score more wins to improve their playoff seeding. If manpower is to be a basis, a complete Sixers quintet should come out with a win at home. However, head coach Brett Brown cannot take the Nets for granted. Keith Atkinson has likely made adjustments in the absence of his top stars.
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/20/2020
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/20/2020 Betting Odds
Brooklyn Nets Betting
With Irving joining Durant in the sidelines, the Brooklyn Nets will need to find another player to step up. Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris Levert need to step up big. Help from Joe Harris and DeAndre Jordan is a must on both ends of the court. Defense will be key for Brooklyn, particularly the middle. Aware that the 76ers lack outside shooting firepower, Simmons and Embiid are expected to muscle their way inside. However, they too need to deliver the points from the outside, aware that Embiid will be lingering to swat their shots.
Players to watch: S. Dinwiddie PG 53 GP 38 GS 31.2 MIN 21 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 6.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 2.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 18.1 PER
C. LeVert SG 28 GP 14 GS 27.3 MIN 15.3 PTS 0.9 OR 2.7 DR 3.6 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 12.28 PER
J. Harris SF 52 GP 52 GS 31.4 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.9 OR 3.4 DR 4.3 REB 2.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.4 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.63 PER
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
Despite a complete lineup, the outside shooting woes of the Sixers remain a concern. Embiid and Simmons should get their points in the paint and test the Nets defense. Tobias Harris needs to his from the outside to draw out the Nets defense. The Sixers cannot afford to overlook Brooklyn’s other players, even with Irving out of the rotation. Though their defense is expected to hold up, they need to pay closer attention to Dinwiddie and LeVert.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 39 GP 39 GS 30.5 MIN 22.9 PTS 2.7 OR 9.3 DR 11.9 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 1.4 BLK 3 TO 3.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 24.97 PER
T. Harris SF 55 GP 55 GS 34.3 MIN 19 PTS 0.7 OR 6.1 DR 6.7 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.5 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 16.45 PER
B. Simmons PG 53 GP 53 GS 36.3 MIN 16.9 PTS 2 OR 5.9 DR 7.9 REB 8.3 AST 2.2 STL 0.6 BLK 3.6 TO 3.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 20.76 PER
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/20/2020 Betting Numbers
Brooklyn are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Kevin Durant SF Achilles is out indefinitely
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
Two teams are riding on winning streaks but the available players on Thursday could spell the difference. NBA Las Vegas line pick the Sixers to come out triumphant, especially with top stars out for Atkinson. However, a great performance from guys like Dinwiddie or LeVert is not discounted. Hence, Brown must not let his guard down against an unpredictable Brooklyn five.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Hawks for this game is at +310 while the 76ers are at -390 at home.
ATS: +8.5 is given to the Nets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the 76ers with -8.5.
TOTALs: 217 is the given total for this match with the Nets going over and the 76ers the team under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 111 76ers