Nets Vs 76ers: Can The 76ers Bounce Back In Game 2 Of The Eastern Conference?

Monday, April 15, 2019 6:27 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 15, 2019 6:27 PM UTC

The NBA odds are cornered in their camp, but early betting shows Nets are the public choice for a NBA pick.

<p style="text-align:center"><strong>Nets vs 76ers</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Monday, April 15th, 2019, 8:00 PM, EDT<br /><br />Free NBA Pick: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Nets vs 76ers Odds Board">Sixers -8 (-105) </a><br /><br />Recommended Sportsbook: <a href=";book=BOVADA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bovada</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3773902, "sportsbooksIds":[999996,19,180,238,999991], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</strong></p><p>It was quite the upset Saturday to ring in the first round of the 2019 <a href="" target="_blank" title="On our Forum: NBA Playoffs Series Prices">NBA playoffs</a>.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Upset Saturday in the NBA Playoffs&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;(6) Nets beat (3) Sixers 111-102&lt;br /&gt;(7) Magic beat (2) Raptors 104-101&lt;br /&gt;(7) Spurs beat (2) Nuggets 101-96&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Warriors: &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;April 14, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>In this post we’ll focus on the No.3 seeded Sixers, who dropped the series opener to the No.6 seeded Nets 111-102 and, obviously, in so doing, they failed to cover as the closing -7.5 home faves.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Solid 50+ &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NBAFantasy&lt;/a&gt; performances from Joel Embiid &amp;amp; Jimmy Butler last night in Game 1 for the &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@sixers&lt;/a&gt;:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-Embiid: 22 PTS, 15 REB, 4 AST, 5 BLK - 58 FPTS&lt;br /&gt;-Butler: 36 PTS, 9 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK - 56.8 FPTS&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#NBAPlayoffs&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;April 14, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>To say it was a disappointing result across the board is to put it mildly. It’s not exactly the way the Sixers (51-31 SU overall and 31-10 SU at home) hoped to kick off their playoffs. That said, there’s a lot of positive noise coming out of their locker room ahead of game 2. A confidence that they’ll come back tonight and level the series.</p><p>Well, not all is lost after all. It was only game 1 of the postseason and while they did look a bit out of sorts they clearly underestimated the opponent and, perhaps, there was a bit of the jitters as well. There is still a lot to play for and guard Jimmy Butler (source ESPN) was on hand to say just that.</p><p>The Nets (42-20 SU) will be emboldened after winning game 1 against the odds. And not by a smidgen either but by a healthy nine points. It must be said though the sixth seeds punched above their weight class – during the regular season they were merely 19-22 SU on the road and <a href="" target="_blank" title="NBA Odds Board">25-16-0 ATS</a> with a -2.4 losing margin on average.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Read also: With Embiid Hurt, Nets Take 2 Game Advantage...">Public heavy on Nets in Game 2</a> Oddsmakers have gone to press with the Sixers as the -7.5 home faves in opening markets but the line has since moved to -8. Curiously, early betting consensus trends shows the Nets have 56% of early bets.</p><p>Does the public really believe the Nets will go up 2-0 in Philly? Can we have back-to-back upsets?</p><p>Make no mistake, Brooklyn to make it back-to-back wins is going to be no mean trick, now especially when the Sixers know only too well not to underestimate them again. The Sixers are down 0-1 in the series and if they hope to get back into it they really need to make home advantage count. They know this isn’t an opponent to give a 2-0 leg up to before the series switches cities.</p><p>All season long NBA neutrals have been high on the Brooklyn Nets, predicting they would pose a tricky obstacle in the playoffs. Game 1, Nets certainly proved that and, in turn, the public seems to be developing a bit of a crush on them in NBA betting markets, which makes Philly a bit of an unpopular favourite with 44% of the bets (at this point in time, 12 pm ET, Monday April 15).</p><p><strong>NBA Betting Verdict:</strong> Brooklyn thoroughly deserved to win game 1. No ifs or buts about it. They came out prepared and took it to the hosts. Game 2 is going to be different because the Sixers are faced with a must-win game. They should win straight up and level the series. Playing the ATS line is a bit tricky because the Nets will be up for this game and after the first game 8 points does seem to be a lot to lay with the hosts. Then again, if they want to send a message that they are in it to win it too then a big win would be the way to go.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="NBA Picks &amp; Predictions">NBA Picks:</a> Sixers -8 (-105) Bovada</p>
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