After a shocking outcome in the first game where the guests made a break, we have Game 2 between the third-seeded in the East Philadelphia 76ers (51-51), who have won only twice in their last seven games, are hosting once again the sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets (42-40), who are leading the series 1-0 wins and are looking to extend their current winning streak.
Date/Time: 04-15-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5
Philadelphia 76ers finished the regular season with a 51-31 record (38-44 against the spread) and were placed 3rd in the East. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Nets in Game 1 with a 102-111 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jimmy Butler with 36 ppg, adding 9 boards per game. He is followed by Joel Embiid with 22 ppg and a team high 15 boards per game.
Brooklyn Nets finished the regular season with a 42-40 record (45-37 against the spread) and were placed sixth in the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Sixers in Game 1 with a 111-102 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by D’Angelo Russell with 26 ppg, adding a team high 4 dimes per game. He is followed by Caris LeVert with 23 ppg and 4 boards per game.
In their five previous meetings in the regular season the Nets lead the Sixers 3-2 wins and were 2-1 in Philadelphia. Sixers have a 31-11 home record, while the Nets are 20-22 on the road. Sixers are better offensively, scoring 115 ppg to Nets’ 112.2, while both teams are almost equal defensively, allowing 112.2 and 112.5 ppg. Sixers have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (35.7% to 35.4%). They are better both in dimes made (26.8 to 23.7) and in boards grabbed (47.8 to 46.6), while both teams are equal in turnovers committed (14.4 each). Sixers will not let that happen again and Vegas odds give them a -7.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 2 Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 (-110)
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