Philadelphia 76ers versus Brooklyn Nets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-11-2013


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The 37-26 Brooklyn Nets will travel to face the 23-39 Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Philadelphia is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the road team Brooklyn Nets favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 184 points. Early money has landed on the Nets because when the lines opened up Brooklyn was a -5 point favorite.

The Nets have a road record of 16-13 on the year. They win their third straight following a 93-80 road win at the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game landed under 191 ½ points. Brooklyn entered the half up by 14 points. They shot 43.4% from the floor and made 6 of 23 three pointers. They hold the Hawks to 41.6% shooting and forced 17 Atlanta turnovers. Brook Lopez for the Nets had 18 points and 9 rebounds on 8 of 16 from the field. Brooklyn has been solid defensively during this three game win streak by allowing an average of 79 points per game. Season to date the team is 4th in the NBA in scoring defense allowing just 94.1 points a game. They face an offensively challenged 76ers team on Monday.

The 76ers are 17-16 straight up on their home court for the current campaign. Philadelphia loses their fifth straight and 12th loss in 13 games following a bad 99-91 decision on the road to the Orlando Magic as a -1 point betting favorite. The game finished under 193 ½ points. Philadelphia shot 46.5% from the floor with 5 of 12 from the three point line. They allowed a hapless Magic team to shoot for 49.4% and 12 of 27 from three point range. Thaddeus Young for the 76ers led the team in scoring with 26 points and 12 rebounds on 13 of 17 shooting. It just gets worse and worse for this 76ers team with another low point in losing to Orlando. Philadelphia cannot make it their season average in points per game against a bad defensive team in Orlando. The team is 29th and second to worst in the NBA in scoring offense by pushing across just 92.2 points a game.