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Nets vs. 76ers line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers square off in a high-profile showdown at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Philadelphia is favored by 4.5 points at home, while the Over-Under is set at 235 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Nets vs. 76ers picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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 three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 20 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 74-47 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Nets are a dynamic road team. Brooklyn is out-scoring opponents on the road for the full season, and the Nets are No. 2 in the NBA in offensive rating in road games, scoring 115.5 points per 100 possessions. The Nets are in the top 10 of the NBA in field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage, with Brooklyn making 35.4 percent from 3-point range. Brooklyn is above-average in assists and offensive rebound rate, and the Nets should benefit on defense from Philadelphia's weakness on the offensive glass.

The model also knows the 76ers have the superior defense in this matchup. Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 of the NBA in defensive rating, yielding only 109.2 points per 100 possessions. the 76ers are No. 4 in 3-point defense, allowing opponents to shoot only 33.9 percent, and Philadelphia is in the top 10 in 2-point shooting allowed. Opponents are averaging only 23.1 assists per game against the 76ers, and Philadelphia is No. 6 in blocked shots, rejecting 5.5 attempts per game.

Now, it has set its sights on Nets vs. 76ers. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Nets vs. 76ers? And which side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Nets vs. 76ers spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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