It’s all over but the counting.
The Philadelphia 76ers will bounce the Brooklyn Nets from the NBA playoffs — it’s just a matter of when. Their first chance comes Saturday at the Barclays Center in Game 4.
For bettors looking to join the action before this series wraps up, we break down our Nets vs. 76ers prediction, plus the odds and available props right here.
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NBA teams are 147-0 when leading three games to none in a best-of-7 series. That’s where the Sixers stand before this chance to seep.
This is one “O” that’s not going to “go”. The Nets, who dealt Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant at the trade deadline, can’t match up in a playoff series.
Nets vs. 76ers Odds: Game 4 Betting
At DraftKings, the 76ers were established as the -6 early chalk (6-point favorites) for Game 4. The total (Over/Under) was listed at 208 points by the sportsbook.
The Sixers were also established as the -245 moneyline chalk for Saturday’s contest, with the Nets coming back as +205 underdogs. A winning $100 bet on the Nets would return $205 in profit ($305 total) while you would need to wager $245 on Philadelphia in order to net $100 in profit at the top sports betting apps.
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Nets vs. 76ers Game 4 Betting Guide
Philadelphia fans have their brooms ready for a sweep, but should you consider betting on Brooklyn ahead of today’s game? Check out the latest betting trends and Nets vs. 76ers predictions below.
76ers Betting News & Notes
Philadelphia is not only up 3-0 in the series but is 3-0 against the spread (ATS) as well.
In the first two games of the series, the Sixers covered spreads of -8 and -10 in two Wells Fargo Center triumphs over Brooklyn.
They also added an unlikely win and gift cover for their backers at -4.5 in the 102-97 triumph in Game 3.
In a game they seemed destined to lose, James Harden was ejected, Joel Embiid had 14 points (19 below his average), and they trailed by five points with 2:15 to go.
So, what happened next?
Well, Tyrese Maxey scored 10 points in less than three minutes, including the bucket that put them ahead.
Embiid blocked a game-tying field goal and the Sixers looked ready to escape with a 100-97 triumph.
Moneyline win yes, cover of -4.5, no.
Brooklyn then inbounded to launch a potential buzzer-beating, game-tying 3-pointer. Even an airball would have enabled the Nets to cover.
But the Nets were unable to find an open player. Philly stole the pass and scored a bucket to add some insurance.
That’s some cover.
The Sixers have swept the Nets this year. They enter Saturday 7-0 against Brooklyn for the season, including the playoffs, and don’t look ready to slow down now. They continue to show depth in this series.
How’s this for backing into a double dip?
Harden was ejected for a bizarre contact call at the end of the third quarter.
That usually spells disaster for an Over bettor. But Harden had 21 points, enough already to clear the 19.5-point barrier (-110 at DraftKings).
Because he came out, Tyrese Maxey stepped up.
And he drilled 10 straight fourth-quarter points to produce 25 overall for the game.
Maxey’s prop threshold was 19.5 points and he paid -120 on the Over, too.
The Sixers don’t look like they are scaring anyone, but they are doing what’s necessary against a weak team.
Their fourth-quarter defense has been good, holding Brooklyn to 20, 21, and 15 fourth-quarter points in the first three games.
That stout defense helped the Under 208.5 prevail in Game 3. That bet looked remote after 60 points were scored in the first quarter. Philly led 32-28 but fell behind 82-76 after three quarters.
The Sixers were projected to reach the second round easily and that’s where they are soon headed.
Nets Betting News & Notes
This was the Brooklyn Nets’ chance. Home crowd. Inspired performances. A lead with just over two minutes to play. Just get to the free throw line and close it out.
They could not.
Brooklyn only scored 15 points in the fourth quarter. It was pushed further and further from the basket as Philadelphia’s defense tightened at crunch time.
The Nets have some players, but they don’t have playmakers.
Sixers vs. Nets Prediction & Game 4 Betting Outlook
If the Sixers want to put the series away, they will. If they do, it will be a definitive burst, probably during the late third or early fourth quarter.
You can feel confident taking Philadelphia -1.5 (-110 at BetMGM and Caesars Sportsbook).
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Sixers vs. Nets Game 4 Props
You can combine the spread outcome and total with one of the following bets at DraftKings.
- Philadelphia -5.5 and the game to go Over 207.5 (+240)
- Philadelphia -5.5 and the game to go Under 207.5 (+260)
- Brooklyn +5.5 and the Over (+270)
- Brooklyn +5.5 and the Under is (+285)
How to Watch 76ers vs. Nets Game 4
- Game Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023
- Game Time: 1 p.m., ET
- Location: Barclay Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Channel: TNT