Key NBA Betting Trend Favors 76ers in Game 2 Against Nets

By Taylor Smith
Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers - Game One
Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers - Game One / Drew Hallowell

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The No. 6-seed Brooklyn Nets shocked the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, as they upset the No. 3-seed Philadelphia 76ers on their home court, 111-102. The good news for Philly fans is that their team tends to bounce back following a loss, and they have been excellent at home all season.

The 76ers were 31-9 straight up as home favorites during the regular season, which was Top-5 in the NBA. They were also 23-8 straight up and 19-12 against the spread (ATS) coming off of a loss this season.

Oddsmakers seem to be keen on the trend, as the 76ers are currently 9-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Nets are also just 14-22 straight up as away underdogs, giving bettors even more reason to expect the 76ers to respond Monday night. Brooklyn should still put up a fight, though, as they are riding a four-game winning streak that stretches back into the regular season.

Barring any distractions, the 76ers' track record seems to suggest Philadelphia is in a good position to try and even the series in Game 2 tonight.

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