Nets vs. 76ers Betting Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Can Brooklyn Keep Up Without the Injured Kyrie Irving?


Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Caris LeVert (22) talks with Spencer Dinwiddie (26) of the Brooklyn Nets.

  • The Nets and 76ers square off in Philadelphia (-7) in one of Thursday's biggest games.
  • Will Brooklyn be able to keep up after learning that Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the year with a shoulder injury?
  • See the full betting breakdown below.

Nets at 76ers Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions

  • Spread: 76ers -7
  • Over/Under: 215
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT

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The theme of the NBA season prior to All-Star weekend was injuries to star players in nationally televised games. That theme will carry over into the first national TV game of the second half of the season with Kyrie Irving out against the Philadelphia 76ers.

See how the injury news impacts how our experts are betting tonight’s matchup below.

Betting Trend to Know

The Nets-Sixers total opened 217 and more than 60% of tickets are on the over at the time of writing. Yet the line has decreased to 216. Sharps are driving the line movement. While only 32% of tickets are on the under that accounts for 69% of dollars wagered.

Historically, it has been profitable to follow reverse line movement in divisional matchups. — John Ewing

Matt Moore: Brooklyn’s Offense Will Struggle

To follow up on the trends, the Nets have been good in certain situations defending the post, with Jarrett Allen and Deandre Jordan both above 60th percentile, via Synergy Sports. Being able to defend Joel Embiid’s post-ups takes a lot of the easy stuff for the Sixers away.

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