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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 4/23/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Tuesday April 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 230
TV Channel
TNT
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The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in game five of the NBA playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Brooklyn Nets need a victory here to force a game six on Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 114.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 122.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 22.3 points and 3.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 21.8 points and five rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last 10 road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a fourth straight victory to advance to the conference semifinals back-to-back seasons. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 122.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 25.3 points and 13.7 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19 points and nine rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Jimmy Butler is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Nets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games, 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 13-5 in 76ers last 18 overall. The under is 6-2 in Nets last 8 Tuesday games.

While this series feels like it's been competitive, the 76ers have won the last three games against the Nets by an average of 14 points. The scary part is the 76ers haven't gotten the best from Embiid and haven't exactly shot the ball consistently as a team yet. We see this often where the underdog is on the ropes and is saying all of the right things. Once the favorite throws an early haymaker, it can tend to get ugly. The Brooklyn Nets know they're outmatched at this point and if the 76ers go up big early, it should be smooth sailing the rest of the way. I look for the 76ers to pour it on here and close out this series with a comfortable home victory. 

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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