Sixers vs Nets: Betting info and game preview for game 2

Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The NBA playoffs are underway and for the Sixers, their series against the Nets could not have gotten off to a better start. A 121-101 victory set the tone for the rest of this series, with the home team displaying plenty of dominance and winning with relative ease. Can they keep that momentum going on game 2?

Sixers vs Nets Game 2 info

Who: Sixers vs Nets
When: 7.30PM Saturday, April 17th, 2023
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
How to watch: TNT

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Sixers vs Nets Betting odds

Spread: Sixers -10 | Nets +10
Moneyline: Sixers -500 | Nets +400
Total: Over/Under 214.5 points

Sixers vs Nets betting preview

Before we get to anything else, our betting pick for game 1 was that the total would soar over the given total of 214 and it did. This was particularly surprising given that the Sixers missed 18 of 28 shots in the opening quarter. Provided that the Sixers can start out a little hotter, there is a strong chance the scoring sustains.

Brooklyn Nets’ Mikal Bridges, right, dribbles the ball past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden in the first half during Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Elsewhere, we tipped Mikal Bridges to have a big game and his 23-point explosion helped our betting tips profit. Although he was kept silent for most of the fourth quarter, it’s clear that this rejuvenated Brooklyn team will run through Bridges. An attractive points total sits at 23.5 (-135).

James Harden also looked excellent in the opening game of the series, putting up 23 points and 13 rebounds. Embiid was afforded a quieter night at the offense thanks to ‘The Beard’ and his explosive game. It may be tough to predict which of the dynamic duo is going to be at the ‘center’ of attention on any given night now, but given how easily the Sixers were able to push past the Nets, it may be a better idea to look for bench players to surpass their expected production.

Best bets to place on Sixers vs Nets

It may be hard to decide which of the dynamic duo is going to have the bigger game on any given night, but if we assume the Sixers are going to continue to thrive in transition against the Nets (who rank 27th post trade chaos), then a sizable lead opens up more opportunities for bench players to far exceed their expected totals.

P.J Tucker could be a great place to find some betting value moving forward. The veteran averaged 3.5 points and 3.9 rebounds during the regular season, but put up 6 points and 7 boards against the Nets. If the Sixers can escape to a big lead once more, it could mean more consistent minutes for Tucker and more opportunities to cash in on his relatively underpriced totals. You can back him to score 5+ points at (-105).

Sixers vs Nets betting offers

Toronto Raptors’ O.G. Anunoby (3) goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden (1) and Paul Reed during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 31, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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