Sixers vs. Nets prediction and odds for Game 3 (Philly angling for sweep)

Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

The Philadelphia 76ers have back-to-back double digit wins over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs, and they’re looking to keep that mojo going in Game 3 in Brooklyn.

The Nets simply haven’t been able to get things going on offense, turning the ball over 19 times in Game 1 before shooting 37.5 percent from the field in Game 2.

The team wasted one of Cameron Johnson’s best games of his career, and now it finds itself as an underdog in Game 3.

Can Philly, who didn’t get much from James Harden in Game 2, push the Nets to the brink on Thursday night?

Sixers vs. Nets odds, spread and total

Sixers vs. Nets prediction and pick

I get this line shortening with the Nets at home, but by 5.5 points?

Brooklyn has not looked great in this series, struggling to slow down Joel Embiid because Nic Claxton has been unplayable on the offensive end.

Even with Harden struggling Game 2, Tyrese Maxey found himself wide open way too many times for the Sixers, leading to a 33-point game.

This season, Philly was one of the best road teams in the NBA, going 13-8 against the spread as road favorites. Meanwhile, Brooklyn was just 7-8 ATS as a home dog.

There’s a crazy trend going around over the last three seasons, the winner of NBA playoff games is a shocking 171-13 ATS as well.

I think Philly wins, so I’ll back it to cover the 4.5 points too.

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