NBA Preview and Free Pick: Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed the Brooklyn Nets to town for Game one of their first-round
playoff series on Saturday. It didn’t go quite as the hosts expected, as the Nets walked off the floor
with a 9-point win. Game Two of what is suddenly a much more interesting series is on tap for

Date/Time/TV: Mon. April 15, 8:00 PM EST, TNT

Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -8 (-110)

Total: 226 (-110)

Nets vs. 76ers Preview

At tip-off, the Nets were 9-point underdogs for Saturday’s tilt. That didn’t mean all that much once
the game got underway, as Brooklyn held a 31-22 lead after the 1st and carried that over into a 62-54
margin at the half. D’Angelo Russell led the way with 26 points as the Nets picked up the 111-102

The 76ers found themselves in a hole in the early going on Saturday and just couldn’t dig themselves
out. Jimmy Butler dropped 36 points while Joel Embiid chipped in with 22 points and 15 boards, but
it just wasn’t enough as the hosts fell in the upset. Philadelphia entered the playoffs as the #3 seed in
the Eastern Conference while Brooklyn holds the the #6 spot.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn entered the playoffs riding a three-game winning streak. The last two of those wins came
by double digits, including a 19-point home victory over the Miami Heat in the finale. Over the last
10, the club is 6-4 (7-3 ATS). The team is 20-22 (26-16 ATS) in away games to date.

Game totals have been Under for four of the last five and stand at 41-42 year to date. Russell led in
scoring during the regular season with 21.1 ppg and 7.0 apg, while Ed Davis was tops with 8.6 rpg.
Caris LeVert dropped 23 points on the 76ers on Saturday.

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia closed out the regular season by winning two of the final three. They played host to the
Chicago Bulls in the finale and coasted to a 125-109 win. For the last 10, the team is 4-6 (4-6 ATS).
The team is strong on the home court with an overall record of 31-11 (21-21 ATS).

Totals have been Over for four of the last six and check in at 43-40 overall. During the regular
season, Joel Embiid led in scoring and rebounding with 27.5 and 13.6 per game respectively. Ben
Simmons was the leader in helpers with 7.7 per game.

Nets vs. 76ers Prediction

During the regular season, the series was tied at 2-2 with both clubs picking up a home and a road
victory. Over the last 10 meetings, the teams are deadlocked at 5-5. Totals are 6-4 over that span.

Game Three of this series will take place on Thursday in Brooklyn. The 76ers are big home favorites
for Game Two, and we expect them to even the series. However, the Nets are playing well enough to
make them sweat for it, so we’ll take the visitors plus the points.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Pick: Brooklyn Nets +8 (-110)

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Christopher Feery

    A freelance writer by trade and lifelong sports fan, Chris got off the fence and entered the world of sports betting content when his home state of New Jersey finally legalized wagering in the summer of 2018. This quickly became his full-time focus, and he absolutely loves sharing information with loyal readers and subscribers. He subscribes to the theory that numbers don't lie, but he also knows they don't always tell the whole story. Chris likes to keep it simple to avoid paralysis by analysis, but he's not shy about digging deep to find the answers he seeks. A two-time nominee and one-time winner of Fantasy Sports Writers Association year-end awards for football content, Chris will gladly discuss fantasy pigskin all year long, as well as anything else to do with the NFL or CFB. While football tops his list, he also has quite the affinity for other fields of play, priding himself on delivering exceptional content with actionable information that provides positive results.

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