By Sally Fahey
The Sixers’ extreme home-road dichotomy continued Wednesday when they beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 117-106, easily covering the spread as 6.5-point chalk.
Philly had lost six of its last eight games going into Wednesday, but all of those losses came on the road where the Sixers are just 7-14 SU on the year. At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia is a sizzling 19-2 SU and a profitable 11-8-2 ATS.
Ben Simmons had 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds against Brooklyn to record his third straight double-double and ninth in 11 games. But the big story Wednesday was Tobias Harris, who hit 14 of his 20 shots from the field en route to a 34-point outing. Twenty-four of Harris’ points came in the second half as Philadelphia overcame a three-point halftime deficit. The Sixers, who are now 2-2 since losing Joel Embiid to a finger injury, outscored Brooklyn 31-16 in the fourth quarter.
Betting Pick: UNDER 217
Philly has gone UNDER the total in eight of its 10 games this year when favored by more than 7 points.