76ers vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NBA Playoffs Game 3 (Offenses Bounce Back at the Barclays Center)
By Larry Rupp
The 2022-23 NBA Playoffs continue on Thursday with Game 3 of the first round series between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets.
76ers vs. Nets Game Info
- Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, NY
- Coverage: TNT
Each of the first two games of this series featured the 76ers flexing their muscles. Philadelphia emerged victorious by a score of 121-101 in Game 1 as shot 48.8% from three-point range and came out on top by a score of 96-84 in Game 2 as it held Brooklyn to a dismal 37.5% shooting percentage.
76ers vs. Nets Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: PHI: (-194) | BKN: (+162)
- Spread: PHI: -4.5 (-110) | BKN: +4.5 (-110)
- Total: 208.5 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
The 76ers enter this contest as notable road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 208.5 points, with the under slightly favored at -112 odds.
76ers vs. Nets Betting Trends
- Philadelphia is 6-0 straight up in its last six games against Brooklyn.
- The total has hit the over in five of Philadelphia's last eight games in April.
- Brooklyn is 5-11 against the spread (ATS) in its last 16 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Brooklyn's last six games against Philadelphia.
76ers vs. Nets Prediction & Pick
The Nets have not showcased enough depth to keep up with a team like the 76ers so far in this series. Yes, Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges are balling out as each young pro is averaging at least 23.0 points per game in this series. However, no other Brooklyn player is averaging more than 13.0.
On the other side, Philadelphia won Game 2 despite only 28 points being scored by the duo of Joel Embiid and James Harden. That is because role players like Tyrese Maxey (33 points) and Tobias Harris (20 points) took advantage of the ample space they were given by Brooklyn's defense.
This series is shifting to Brooklyn for Games 3 & 4, but I still don't expect a much different outcome. Philadelphia leads the NBA in both average scoring margin (+4.0) and shooting percentage (49.5%) on the road this season. The 76ers have also won eight of their last 13 games at the Barclays Center.
Final Score Prediction: 76ers: 112 | Nets: 106
76ers vs. Nets Best Bet
It's easy to see a final score like 96-84 and assume the game was slow-paced, defensive showdown. However, the Nets and 76ers combined for more shots in Game 2 (160) than they did in Game 1 (159). The scoring downfall was the fact that the benches combined to go 11-of-35 from the floor (31.4%).
Seeing a bounce-back performance from both offenses would not be surprising here given Philly averages 116.2 points per away game (No. 5 in NBA) and Brooklyn owns an effective field goal percentage of 56.2% at home (No. 6 in NBA). This point total feels a bit too low for a playoff contest.
Bet: Over 208.5 Total Points (-108)
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