Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Nets vs. Sixers (Back Ben Simmons in Return to Philly)

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons.
Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons. / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers face off in primetime on Tuesday, but the Sixers are expected to be without Joel Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey in this game. 

So much for a Kevin Durant-Joel Embiid showdown…

Do the injuries on the Philly side give value to anyone in the prop betting market? There are a few ways to attack this game, so let’s break down my three favorites: 

Nets vs. Sixers Best NBA Prop Bets 

  • Royce O’Neale OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made
  • Ben Simmons OVER 23.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists
  • Nets First Quarter Spread -2.5

Royce O’Neale OVER 1.5 3-Pointers Made

Royce O’Neale is shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc this season, and he’s made at least two 3-pointers in 12 of the Nets’ 17 games this season. 

With Kyrie Irving back in the lineup, O’Neale should get even better looks as a spot-up shooter with defenses focused on Irving and Kevin Durant. 

O’Neale is taking nearly six 3-pointers per game (5.8), so I think he’s a good bet to find the bottom of the net twice from deep. 

Ben Simmons OVER 23.5 Points, Rebounds and Assists


Simmons makes his return to Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and he’s coming off his best game of the season, scoring 22 points and grabbing eight boards in a win over the Memphis Grizzlies. 

The Nets are going to want Simmons to play well and exorcise some demons in this game, so I like the OVER for his PRA. 

Simmons has cleared this line in back-to-back games, posting 35 PRA in each matchup. With Philly banged up and Simmons finally seeing 30-plus minutes over his last two games, he could go off on Tuesday. 

Nets First Quarter Spread -2.5

The Sixers are going to have a makeshift roster in this game, so I love taking Brooklyn early when we know Durant and Irving will be on the floor. 

After a brutal start to this season, the Nets are now actually 11th in the NBA in first quarter net rating. 

No Embiid, Harden or Maxey means the Sixers are going to have to get creative for points. That’s not going to work when KD is on the floor. 

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