Although the Brooklyn Nets took the court with eight players in Tuesday’s game against Toronto, the team left Barclays Center with the overtime win. Thursday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Sixers won’t be much different.
Kevin Durant led the Nets (20-8, 1st in the East) with a triple-double against the Raptors, but the rookies stole the show. Both Kessler Edwards and David Duke Jr. finished with their first career double-doubles.
Regardless of what happens in the coming months, the game on Tuesday will be remembered as one of the most memorable wins of the 2021-22 season.
With Brooklyn being down seven players to the health and safety protocols, the team signed guard Langston Galloway to a 10-day hardship exception contract. The Nets now have nine available players on the roster.
Philadelphia (15-14, 7th in the East) is on a two-game skid, with losses to Memphis and Miami. The Sixers have one player (Georges Niang) in the health and safety protocols.
The two teams last played in Philadelphia on Oct. 22, when Brooklyn escaped with a 114-109 win.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia Sixers betting odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBET, Brooklyn is the 1.5-point favorite over Philadelphia. The Nets are -125 on the moneyline and the Sixers are +105. The over/under for the game is set at 213.5.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia Sixers prediction
It feels like this game could go any which way. Brooklyn proved it can win games given its current roster, but Philadelphia is a better team than Toronto. However, Thursday’s contest is the second game of a back-to-back for the Sixers.
It only feels right to keep the magic alive and roll with the home team. Let’s see what the rookies can do once more.
We’re taking the Nets -1.5 and over 213.5 points.
Brooklyn 115, Philadelphia 109.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia Sixers TV channel
The Nets-Sixers game won’t be nationally broadcast, but it can be streamed on NBA TV or the local YES Network in the tri-state area. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Brooklyn Nets schedule and upcoming games
The Nets will play three more games at Barclays Center before hitting the road to take on a few Western Conference opponents.
Dec. 18 vs. Orlando
Dec. 19 vs. Denver
Dec. 21 vs. Washington
Dec. 23 at Portland