The Brooklyn Nets take on the Philadelphia 76ers in a key Game 5 that will determine the Nets’ fate. Can Brooklyn upset the 76ers and force a Game 6? Or, will Philadelphia send Brooklyn home with a loss and a chance to start their offseason early? Keep reading for NBA Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Nets-76ers!
Nets vs 76ers Game 5 2019 NBA Playoffs Odds
“We have a chip on our shoulder. We’re more motivated than ever.”
Coach Kenny spoke yesterday about Jared Dudley, Joe Harris, and getting ready for Game 5 🎥⬇️ pic.twitter.com/lEsKElwoHL
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 23, 2019
Why Brooklyn Nets are a good bet at +8 ½
Although Brooklyn has lost 3 games in a row in this series, they showed in Game 1 that they can hang with the Philadelphia 76ers. In that Game 1, Brooklyn dominated on offense, shooting 43.2% from the field and 42.3% from three. Brooklyn went 11-of-26 from three.
Not only did the Nets score at will, they played excellent defense. The 76ers shot 40.7% from the field and made only 3-of-25 three-point shots. If Brooklyn can rediscover both their offensive and defensive prowess in Game 5, they can at least pull off the against the spread upset.
- Points/G: 112.2
- Field Goal %: 44.9
- 3-Point %: 35.3
- Free Throw %: 74.5
- Rebounds/G: 46.6
- Points/G: 112.3
- Field Goal %: 45.6
- 3-Point %: 34.1
- Free Throw %: 77.0
- Rebounds/G: 46.2
Why Philadelphia 76ers are a good bet at -8 ½
Since the Game 1 loss, the Philadelphia 76ers have played like a team that knows it’s got a shot to win the Eastern Conference. The Sixers beat Brooklyn 145-123 in Game 2, 131-115 in Game 3, and 112-108 in Game 4.
Philadelphia got their offense going. They’ve forced the Nets to play as fast as they play. So far since Game 1, it’s worked to Philadelphia’s advantage. Why wouldn’t it work to their advantage tonight?
- Points/G: 115.2
- Field Goal %: 47.1
- 3-Point %: 35.9
- Free Throw %: 77.1
- Rebounds/G: 47.8
- Points/G: 112.5
- Field Goal %: 45.5
- 3-Point %: 34.2
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 43.5
NBA Playoffs Betting Trends for Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
- Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games
- Nets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games
- Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games
- 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings
Nets vs 76ers Game 5 Final Analysis
The Nets’ Game 1 performance has looked more and more like an anomaly and not the norm. Brooklyn played excellent basketball in Game 1, and they played decent basketball in Game 4, but no matter what adjustment Nets’ coach Kenny Atkinson tries to make, it hasn’t been a big enough adjustment to repeat the Game 1 victory.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 3-0 on the moneyline and 3-0 ATS in Game 2, Game 3, and Game 4. Philly’s forcing Brooklyn to keep up with them on the offensive end. The Nets simply don’t have the scorers that the 76ers have. Philadelphia should close out the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night.
NBA Playoffs Betting Pick: 76ers -8 ½