Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Picks have been winning at an 81.3% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in 2016. The (1-21) Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division will be in “THE EMPIRE STATE” for a divisional matchup. Philadelphia takes on the (6-15) Brooklyn Nets also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic in 2015 NBA action. The game is at Barclays Center in the New York borough of Brooklyn, New York. Tip-Off time is at 7:30 PM EST. The game is on Thursday, December, 10th 2015. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Philadelphia 76ers organization is putting a D-League team on the court. The Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, are not much better. Thursday contests have two of the most mismanaged organizations in the NBA. The Opening betting line has Philadelphia as a seven and a half-point Road Underdog Against The Spread. The Betting Odds total is 195′-points for Thursday’s game.
The 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers have only one victory this season. Philadelphia has lost their last three straight up and is 0-2-1 ATS. The 76ers lost at home to San Antonio with the Spurs sitting their core players. Philadelphia ranks last in the NBA scoring the basketball with a 90.8 average per contest. The 76ers defense ranks 24th among the thirty teams in the league. Head Coach Brett Brown has his work cut out, and it is going to be a long season. The organization has talent at the post positions, Joel Embiid has not played a game since being the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Rookie Center Jahlil Okafor leads the 76ers in scoring with nearly seventeen points per game. Talented Power Forward Nerlens Noel grabs a team-high eight rebounds per contest. The key to a Philadelphia win Thursday is to make open shots, and Brooklyn will allow plenty of mid-range points. Okafor can score plenty of points in the post.
The Brooklyn Nets have won three of their last five both straight up and Against The Point Spread. Brooklyn beat Houston 110-105 at home in their last game on Tuesday, December 8th. Head Coach Lionel Hollins is trying to make the best of a bad situation. The Nets have a high payroll and no draft picks for the next few seasons. Brooklyn scores 96.2 points per contest, 26th in the NBA. Center Brook Lopez leads the team in scoring and shot blocks. Forward Joe Johnson has a maximum contract and is scoring just 11.5ppg. The University of Arkansas alumni scored fifteen of his twenty-two points in the fourth quarter of the win against the Rockets. Johnson must be more assertive on the offensive end of the basketball court. The key to a Brooklyn win Thursday is to take advantage of the home crowd and let Johnson take the majority of the shots.
Brooklyn is 5-1 Against The Spread their last six at home.
The Betting Odds Under The Total are 5-0-1 the last six between the teams.
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