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Sixers vs. Nets Game 5 Betting Preview: Will Philly Continue to Cover?

Apr 23, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Joel Embiid

Game 5 Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers

  • Spread: Sixers -8.5
  • Over/Under: 230
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Series Score: Sixers lead 3-1

>> All odds as of 6 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and live win probabilities on your bets.

After dropping Game 1 at home, the Sixers have rebounded by winning three straight, including both in Brooklyn.

They’re back in Philly to close out the series as 8.5-point favorites. Our analysts dive into the matchup and odds.

Betting Trends to Know

The Nets have lost three consecutive games since winning Game 1. Since 2005, teams that have lost at least three straight games and are listed as an underdog in their next playoff game have gone 41-58-2 (41%) against the spread. John Ewing

Thinking about making a play on the Nets moneyline at +280? Sure, they closed at +286 on the moneyline in Game 1, their lone win in the series. But they’re 1-13 straight-up as a 2-1 underdog since Christmas. Evan Abrams

Joel Embiid has had a heck of an impact on this series, but it’s come mostly on the defensive side of the floor. Abrams

Sixers With Embiid On/Off Floor vs. Nets

  • On: 77 minutes, +17.3 Net Rating, 97.5 Def Rating, 36.7% Opp FG%
  • Off: 115 minutes, +1.2 Net Rating, 113.9 Def Rating, 47.2% Opp FG%

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