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#507 Brooklyn Nets 231 vs.
#508 Philadelphia 76ers -400
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:05pm EDT
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 PM. ET.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be trying to advance to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs when they take on the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night.

Nets Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

The Nets won the first game of this series and have struggled since, losing their last three games. They will be trying to snap their losing streak and extend the series with a win over the 76ers on Tuesday.

Brooklyn has done well offensively, averaging 114.2 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.

D’Angelo Russell leads the way for the Nets with 22.2 points, four rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game. Caris LeVert is averaging 21.8 points and five rebounds per game, while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.5 points and three rebounds per game.

The Nets have struggled defensively in this series and are giving up 122.5 points per game. They will need to play significantly better if they don’t want their season to end on Tuesday night.

76ers Trying To Close Out Series

The 76ers are on the brink of advancing to the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs and will try to avoid having to go back to Brooklyn with a win over the Nets on Tuesday, which will give them their fourth win in a row.

Philadelphia has played well offensively, averaging 122.5 points per game. The team is shooting 49 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range.

Joel Embiid leads the way for the 76ers with 25.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, four assists, and 3.7 blocks per game. Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points, nine rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game, while Ben Simmons is averaging 18.2 points 7.3 rebounds, and eight assists per game.

The 76ers have also done well defensively, holding the Nets to 114.2 points per game. They held the Nets to 108 points in their last game and will need to keep playing well to close out the series on Tuesday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The 76ers have played well against the spread, winning four of their last five games against Eastern Conference teams and six of their last seven first-round games. The Nets have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five against Atlantic Division teams and six of their last eight games against teams with winning records. The Nets have struggled in this matchup because they have been unable to slow down Philadelphia’s offense, which was the fourth best in the league during the regular season. They will have a hard time winning this game if they can’t keep the 76ers under 110 points.

Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -8

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Nets have gone over the total in five of their last seven games against teams with winning records. The 76ers have played over the total in six of their last seven games and in four of their last five home games against teams with losing road records.

Prediction: Over 229.5

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Nets will cover the first half spread because they have played just as well as the 76ers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 62 points per game while the 76ers average 62.3 points per game. If both teams play as they have in their last three games, expect to see another close first half.

Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +4

Half-Time Total Bet

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The 76ers and Nets are averaging 124.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over 113

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.