After a single home game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Sixers head back on the road to the land of Christopher Wallace and the Beastie Boys for a mid-December match-up against the Brooklyn Nets.
If watching the Sixers hit their losing stride isn't pure beauty to you, then we've spiced up tonight's game to get your interest juices a-flowin. Aaron A-flowin. As seen in Mike's post earlier today , if you can correctly predict how many points the Sixers will score and how many shots Evan Turner will miss, you can strut down the block with a free Dr. J t-shirt courtesy of Million Dollar Ballers. I'm hoping it goes down the the tiebreaker. Watching out for Brandon Davies alley-oops is why I was put on this planet.
If you lose that contest, have no fear. I'm here to get you some money from our buddies out in Las Vegas.
Game Line: Sixers (+10) at Nets - Early reports in the wagering world is that the public is on the Sixers side. While 70% of bets made have been on the Sixers, the line hasn't moved in their favor. With the amount the Nets have been struggling to start the season, the double-digit spread seems a little high, which is why I love it. Take the Nets giving the 10 and I think you'll come out happy. Constanza thinking. Go with the opposite of what your initial gut instinct is.
Game Total: 206.5 - The Sixers have been playing at an incredible pace this year, something drastically different than those Doug Collins coached squads of years past. More likely than not, the Sixers will reach the 100 mark, especially facing the league's worst defense according to DRtg. The Sixer defense isn't so hot itself coming in 3rd worst in the league. Factor in the public being heavily on the under and the total moved UP, then it's an easy pick with the over.
Which Team Will Score First: Sixers +110, Nets -140 - Here's how it goes down. The Nets win the tip but Kevin Garnett, in line with what he's been doing all year, horribly bricks a foul-line extended jumper. Evan Turner gets the board and gives an outlet to Tony Wroten who takes it all the way to the cup but gets fouled. He hits one of two free throws and the Sixers take the commanding 1-0 lead.
And of course..... Reg! Reginald Evans!