The Philadelphia 76ers will be at home in Wells Fargo Center when they clash with the Brooklyn Nets to open the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Philadelphia opened as a 7-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 232 points. Action starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13, 2019, and it can be seen on ESPN.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview
These two teams have already met four times this year, each winning twice. In the most recent game, Joel Embiid scored a game-high 39 points and the 76ers defeated the Nets 123-110, covering as 7.5-point favorites. He also had 13 rebounds and six assists. The two teams combined to score 233 points, which was just 1.5 points above the projected point total of 231.5 points. The 76ers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 8.1 and a superb effective field goal percentage of 0.567. For those same stats, the Nets were 12.7 and 0.506, respectively.
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Philadelphia should have a significant edge. The 76ers defense ranks sixth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.512), while the Brooklyn offense is ranked 18th in effective field goal percentage (0.520).
Of Brooklyn’s 82 games, 41 have finished under the O/U total, while 42 of Philadelphia’s 82 games have finished over the projected point total. The 76ers hold the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (51-31 vs. 42-40), but the Nets have been superior against the spread (ATS) (45-37 vs. 38-44).
Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – 76ers, ATS Winner – Nets, O/U – Over
Philadelphia ranks fourth in assists per game (26.9) while Brooklyn ranks 21st (23.8).
Philadelphia ranks 14th in points in the paint per game (49.4) while Brooklyn ranks 24th in points allowed in the paint per game (51.2).
The 76ers rank 18th in steals per game (7.4) while the Nets rank 26th (6.6).
Brooklyn is 25-16 ATS on the road, while Philadelphia is 21-20 ATS at home.
Philadelphia is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under in its last five games.
Over its past five games, Brooklyn is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
The 76ers have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Philadelphia has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points.
During their last five games, the Nets have scored an average of 116.0 points per game (3.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 112.8 points per game (0.5 above their season average).