Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets (By: Miyagi)
The Sixers suffered a very deserved loss in the first game of the series and the pressure is now on the Sixers who cannot afford to lose another game at home.
Embiid was doubtful but made it to the starting lineup in that first game and that did not work well for the Sixers. He had a terrible start in the first quarter shooting from the field (1-7) and although he did some damage from the line, he overshadowed the rest of his teammates in the offense and did not allow them to get more involved, which resulted in an embarrassing combined total of 19 points between 3 starters (Simmons, JJ, Harris). Whether Embiid makes it today (still questionable) or not, I don't think will affect the Sixers as he did not seem to be fully fit to start. On the other side, Ed Davis' (questionable), who had a great game the other day, is more important for the Nets and should they miss him, they will have a lot of trouble in the glass.
While waiting for the status of those players, the best bet here has to be the Sixers in the first quarter. The hosts still rank top in the league in points scored in the first quarter at home, while they had the most 40+p first quarters in the regular season and once they get hot, they can destroy any given team early on. Considering the fact that the Sixers are eager to start strong today and they probably have learned from their mistakes, I can see them crushing the Nets in the first quarter and taking a big lead early on.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets predictions
|76ers (-3.5) First Quarter||Pinnacle||1.90||9||34-28 WON (+8.1 units)|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).