Nets vs. 76ers Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets manage another upset of the Philadelphia 76ers when the two meet in Game 2 of their NBA Playoffs series today at 8PM ET?
521 Brooklyn Nets vs. 522 Philadelphia 76ers
Monday, April 15, 2019
8PM ET – Wells Fargo Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the 76ers are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -8 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226 points. The public betting for the contest has 58 percent going on Brooklyn as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets impress in Game 1
Brooklyn made a statement in Game 1 of the series with a 111-102 win over the 76ers on Saturday as a 6.5-point underdog. The Nets are now 43-40 on the season, 20-22 on the road, 46-37 against the spread and 42-41 with the under.
The Nets didn’t really have an impressive shooting effort on Saturday, as they were just 38-of-88 from the field. However, they were 11-of-26 from the arc. D’Angelo Russell continued to lead the Nets, as he put up 26 points with four assists. The Brooklyn bench was key, as Caris LeVert scored 23 points while Spencer Dinwiddie had 18 and Ed Davis chipped in with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Davis is questionable for the game tonight due to an ankle injury he suffered on Saturday.
76ers continue to struggle
Philadelphia trailed pretty much the entire time in Game 1 of the series. They have now lost and failed to cover in five of their last seven games coming into today. Philly is 51-32 on the season, 31-11 at home, 38-45 against the spread and 43-40 with the over.
The 76ers weren’t sure if they would have Joel Embiid in Game 1, but he did play and it didn’t seem to matter. He is listed as questionable right now for Game 2 due to his knee injury. Embiid had 22 points with 15 rebounds and five blocks in Game 1, but the 76ers couldn’t shoot from the arc. They were just 3-of-25 as a team in the loss. Embiid alone was 0 for 5. Jimmy Butler did play well, posting 36 points with nine rebounds, but Ben Simmons struggled to just nine points with seven rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The 76ers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight division games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
It would be hard to imagine Philadelphia not coming back stronger after an embarrassing loss in Game 1. The 76ers should definitely shoot better today. However, the spread is awfully big for a game against a team that has given them trouble this season. The Nets aren’t lacking in confidence and their bench is healthy and eager to prove themselves. Brooklyn is going to come out full force and not rest on the Game-1 victory. While Philadelphia may be able to win this game, Embiid isn’t 100 percent and Philly isn’t playing at a high level. I think this game should be close and Brooklyn can cover.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +8