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76ers vs. Nets prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, April 9 best bets by proven model

The 2022-23 NBA regular season comes to an end on Sunday with each of the league’s 30 teams in action. As part of a jam-packed early window, the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. The two teams will also face off in the first round, with Philadelphia as the No. 3 seed and Brooklyn as the No. 6 seed. Joel Embiid (calf), James Harden (Achilles), Tobias Harris (hip), Tyrese Maxey (neck), De’Anthony Melton (calf), and PJ Tucker (calf) are out for the 76ers, with Georges Niang (knee) listed as questionable. Royce O’Neale (knee), Cameron Johnson (knee), Dorian Finney-Smith (wrist), Seth Curry (ankle), and Ben Simmons (back) are out for the Nets, with Nic Claxton (rest), Spencer Dinwiddie (rest), and Joe Harris (rest) listed as questionable.

Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET in Brooklyn. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Nets as 3-point favorites, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 219 in the latest 76ers vs. Nets odds. Before you make any Nets vs. 76ers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters the final week of the 2022-23 NBA regular season a stunning 71-36 on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $3,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on 76ers vs. Nets and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Nets vs. 76ers:

  • 76ers vs. Nets spread: Nets -3
  • 76ers vs. Nets over/under: 219 points
  • 76ers vs. Nets money line: Nets -150, 76ers +126
  • PHI: The 76ers are 22-18 against the spread in road games
  • BKN: The Nets are 19-20-1 against the spread in home games
  • 76ers vs. Nets picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the 76ers can cover 

Philadelphia ranks in the top eight of the NBA in both offensive and defensive efficiency. The 76ers are scoring almost 1.17 points per possession this season, leading the NBA in 3-point accuracy (38.6%) and free throw accuracy (83.6%) over 81 games. Philadelphia is also shooting 48.7% from the field as a team, and the 76ers generate more than 25 free throw attempts per game. 

On defense, Philadelphia limits opponents to less than 1.13 points per possession, and the 76ers are in the top eight of the NBA in 3-point percentage allowed, assists allowed, second-chance points allowed, and points allowed in the paint. The 76ers also produce 7.7 steals per game, and Brooklyn is in the bottom tier of the league in offensive rebound rate (23.4%) and free throw creation (22.0 attempts per game) this season.

Why the Nets can cover

Though the conditions on the final day of the season limit high-profile players on both sides, Brooklyn’s Mikal Bridges projects to play. He is enjoying a career renaissance with the Nets, averaging 27.2 points on 60.7% true shooting since arriving in Brooklyn as part of a mid-season trade that sent Kevin Durant to Phoenix. Bridges is also averaging 30.4 points per game over his last nine contests, scoring at least 22 points in every game. 

Brooklyn’s offense is potent around him, with top-eight marks in the NBA in field goal percentage (48.8%), 3-point percentage (37.8%) and free throw percentage (80.0%) to go along with an above-average mark (56.0%) on 2-point attempts. The Nets are also generating almost 15 fast break points per game, ranking in the top ten of the league, and Brooklyn is facing a Philadelphia team that will be without its primary rim protector in Joel Embiid and its do-it-all defensive pieces in De’Anthony Melton and PJ Tucker.

How to make Nets vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 225 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can get the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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