After four games each on Saturday and Sunday, the NBA pulls back the reins on Monday with a doubleheader of evening action. In the opener of the day, the Brooklyn Nets visit the Philadelphia 76ers for Game 2 of a first round series in the 2023 NBA playoffs. The 76ers won Game 1 by a 20-point margin, and Brooklyn aims to even the score.
Brooklyn struggled in certain areas in the opener, but the Nets shot the ball beautifully and created efficient attempts. The Nets made 56% of field goal attempts and 45% of 3-point attempts on Saturday, with Mikal Bridges leading the way. Bridges scored 30 points on 12-18 shooting, and he averaged 26.1 points per game with a 60.7% true shooting mark since joining Brooklyn via a mid-season trade.
The Nets ranked in the top eight of the NBA in free throw accuracy, 3-point accuracy, and field goal accuracy during the regular season, and Brooklyn was also a top-eight team in fast break points. The Nets created 17 fast break points in Game 1 and, if not for an outlier performance in committing 20 turnovers, Brooklyn’s offense would have been up to the challenge.
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The 76ers brought a strong defense to the table, but it was Philadelphia’s offense that was on full display in the Game 1 victory. James Harden enjoyed a fruitful performance with 23 points and 13 assists, and the 76ers generated 32 assists against only nine turnovers. Philadelphia also converted 21 of 43 attempts from 3-point range while securing 34% of available offensive rebounds, leading to more than 1.34 points per possession.
The Sixers also have a dominant force in Embiid, who presents myriad challenges for the Nets after leading the NBA in scoring this season. Philadelphia led the league in 3-point accuracy and free throw accuracy, and they scored 1.17 points per possession during the regular season. With Brooklyn struggling mightily on the defensive glass and in free throw prevention, the 76ers also have a path to additional efficiency.
Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Game Information
- Date: 04/17/2023
- Time: 09:30 PM ET
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA.
- How to Watch Nets vs 76ers : NBC Sports
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Nets vs 76ers Betting Lines
Nets are +385 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $385. On the other side, 76ers are -500 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $20.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Nets at a 20.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile 76ers have 83.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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