Joel Embiid

  • The Philadelphia 76ers are likely to cover the spread tonight at NBA sportsbooks against the Brooklyn Nets based on trends since the All-Star Break and their record as a favorite.
  • Joel Embiid’s 32.5-point total at legal sportsbooks is likely not high enough given his scoring this season following a game with less than 30.
  • Bovada is offering a good bet on a player performance double prop with Embiid scoring 30+ and the 76ers winning with -173 odds.

PHILADELPHIA – Following a 20-point victory in Game One NBA betting sites have made the Philadelphia 76ers the largest Game Two favorite out of any team in the association, with past performance and trends suggesting that they are still likely to cover the spread tonight versus the Brooklyn Nets.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Game Two Odds

Team: Spread: Moneyline: Total:
Brooklyn Nets +10.0 (-110) 370 O213.0 (-110)
Philadelphia 76ers -10.0 (-110) -510 U213.0 (-110)

Betting on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Two

Since the trade deadline on February 9, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have gone near exact opposite directions on the court and at NBA betting sites.

The win/loss difference was expected following the trading away of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving from Brooklyn, but the differences between the two teams against the spread give a strong indication of how each team has fared since the deadline:

  • 76ers ATS since the Trade Deadline: 19-11 ATS
  • Nets ATS since the Trade Deadline: 13-15 ATS

The differences between the Nets and 76ers are deeper than just their against-the-spread statistics, as Philadelphia has excelled when expected to win (favored) and Brooklyn fails to meet expectations and cover as an underdog:

  • 76ers as a Favorite in their last 11 Games: 8-3 ATS
  • 76ers as 10+ Point Favorite this Season: 8-3 ATS
  • Nets as Underdogs since the Trade Deadline: 8-11 ATS

Considering each team’s past performance in similar situations, the best bet between the Nets and 76ers is likely on Philadelphia covering the 10-point spread.

Joel Embiid Props for Game Two

The NBA’s leader in points per game and likely NBA MVP, Joel Embiid’s scoring prop for Game Two has been set at 32.5 points.

Coming off a Game One performance in which he scored 26 points, that 32.5-point line at legal sports betting sites may seem high, but the opposite is likely the case.

Joel Embiid has averaged 33.8 points per game this season following games of him scoring less than 30, meaning an offensive outburst should likely be expected and the over should be taken.

That 33.8 PPG average after games with less than 30 is higher than his season average (33.1), both of which would be more than enough for bets on the over to hit.

Another alternative for bets on Joel Embiid’s points prop is the Bovada Player Performance Double bet which is Embiid to score 30+ in a 76ers win with -173 odds.

Philadelphia is 15-10 this season when Joel Embiid scores 30+, with the soon-to-be MVP likely to score enough points to move that record to 16-10 tonight.

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