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Nuggets-76ers Betting Preview: Follow the Public on Revamped Philly?

Feb 08, 2019 3:35 PM EST
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Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets at Philadelphia 76ers

  • Spread: 76ers -4.5
  • Over/Under: 229
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN

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The revamped Philadelphia 76ers, who acquired Tobias Harris in a blockbuster trade this week, will take the court together for the first time against the injured Denver Nuggets.

The public is all over the new-look 76ers. Should you follow or fade? Our analysts discuss.


Betting Trends to Know

The 76ers made a few rotation-changing deals at the deadline to add to their scoring attack, including Tobias Harris. Philly has lost two consecutive games entering this showdown against the West’s second-best team (record-wise) in the Nuggets.

Over the last five years, the Sixers are an astounding 26-8 (76.5%) against-the-spread at home against above-.500 Western Conference teams, including 16-4 ATS (80%) over the last three seasons in this spot. — Evan Abrams

This is the Nuggets’ fourth consecutive road game. One would think all that travel would have an adverse effect on a team. But since 2005, teams that are playing at least their fourth game in a row away from home have gone 619-547-26 (52.3%) ATS. Mike Malone’s teams have gone 19-12-2 ATS in that time. — John Ewing