Best Sportsbook Deal in Pennsylvania for Nets vs. 76ers

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Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots over Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP.

If you’re putting the Philadelphia 76ers in Saturday’s NBA picks instead of the Brooklyn Nets, make sure you get this deal first.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Saturday, April 15, 2023 – 01:00 PM EDT at Wells Fargo Center

If you’re a Philadelphia 76ers fan, you probably couldn’t have asked for a better first-round opponent than the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets aren’t the same threat they were when Kevin Durant was around; the only thing missing is the chance to make Ben Simmons (back) look even sillier.

Unfortunately, that also makes Philadelphia a very chalky 8.5-point home favorite on the NBA odds board at Unibet for Saturday’s series opener. That’s a steep price to pay, but what if you could get your money back if the Sixers somehow fail to cover?

Second Chance Bet: Up to $500

That’s exactly what the fine folks at Unibet have on tap for new customers from the Keystone State. Place your first bet – at least $10 – and if it doesn’t win, you get the entire amount returned to you in bonus money, for up to $500 in free cash.

All you have to do to claim this deal is select “SPORTS OFFER | $500 First Bonus Bet” when you’re signing up for your Unibet account. Then place your bet, and see if the Sixers hold up their end of the bargain. If they don’t, your bonus money will show up in your account within 72 hours.

Philadelphia Freedom

You don’t have to bet on the Sixers, of course. If you don’t have a dog in Saturday’s fight, the Nets have some betting value at +8.5; Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson, who came over from Phoenix in the Durant trade, are two quality young players who didn’t get the credit they deserved playing in the shadow of Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

Now Bridges and Johnson are being overlooked because they aren’t Durant and Kyrie Irving. But we’ve already seen how toxic Irving can be to a team’s playoff hopes – just look at what happened to the Dallas Mavericks this year for the latest example.

Of course, the Sixers are still the better side in this matchup by a wide margin. Joel Embiid might be about to win his first league MVP award after finishing the regular season on fire; James Harden performed at an All-Star level this year, even if he didn’t get the nod for the first time since 2012.

Acquiring De’Anthony Melton from the Memphis Grizzlies this past offseason in the Danny Green trade was exactly what Philly needed to push them over the top. Melton’s not quite the defender that Matisse Thybulle was, but he’s still very good at it, and Melton can hit a three (39.0%) with a lot more consistency. Grab that Second Chance deal at Unibet, and bet accordingly.

NCAAB Pick: Sixers -8.5 (-114) at Unibet