The Philadelphia 76ers enter Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets as 4.5-point favorites. The playoff matchup on Thursday tips at 7:30 PM ET on TNT from Barclays Center. The 76ers lead the series 2-0. The over/under for the matchup is set at 209.5.
How to bet 76ers vs. Nets
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -196 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +164 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 209.5 points.
76ers vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, April 20, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
76ers vs. Nets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the 76ers are 48-34-0 this season. Philadelphia has been victorious in 41, or 73.2%, of the 56 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The 76ers have hit the over in 53.7% of their opportunities this year (44 times over 82 games with a set point total).
The Nets are 43-39-0 against the spread this season. Brooklyn has a 14-24 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.8% of those games). Nets games this year have gone over the total in 37 of 82 opportunities (45.1%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
76ers: Jalen McDaniels: Questionable (Illness)
Nets: Ben Simmons: Out (Back/Knee)
What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks third-best in the NBA by surrendering only 110.9 points per game. It ranks 14th in the league in points scored (115.2 per contest). The 76ers are averaging 114.2 points per game this year at home, which is two fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (116.2). In their last 10 games, the 76ers have been scoring 113.9 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 115.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
With a 38.7% three-point percentage this season, Philadelphia is best in the NBA. It ranks 11th in the league by making 12.6 three-pointers per contest. The 76ers are attempting 51.1 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 61.1% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 69.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.6 three-pointers per contest, which are 38.9% of their shots (and 30.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
At 113.4 points scored per game and 112.5 points conceded, Brooklyn is 19th in the NBA on offense and eighth on defense. The Nets are putting up fewer points at home (113 per game) than on the road (113.7). In their past 10 games, the Nets are compiling 108 points per game, compared to their season average of 113.4.
In 2022-23 Brooklyn is ninth in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage (37.8%). In 2022-23, the Nets have attempted 60.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 69.2% of the Nets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 30.8% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the 76ers, and we expect that Nets will cover the spread (76ers -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 209.5 points.
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