The 76ers travel to New Jersey on Monday night to face the Nets in what basically is a must win situation for Philly. Get your NBA odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Nets have long since been eliminated from playoff contention, but are looking tonight to play spoiler to the division rival 76ers. The Nets have given up nearly 100 points per game this season while scoring only around 93, which is definitely not a remedy for success. New Jersey has lost their last four games heading into tonight with their latest loss coming to the Bucks on Saturday by a score of 106-95.
The 76ers have really hit some rough times lately, but are still right in the thick of things in terms of a playoff spot in the East. They were in first place all season in large part to a defense that lets up less than 90 points per game. The Sixers come into tonight having won 2 games in a row and most recently defeated the Pacers in overtime on Saturday.
The Nets are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and New Jersey has just one win in their last six games. The Sixers have gone over in four of their last five games, and Philly has won four out of their last five road games.
I get why Philly is favored here, but this is just way too many points to be giving up to a division rival on the road. I like the Sixers to get the win, but New Jersey should cover this large number at the sportsbook.