Sunday, December 18, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Brooklyn Nets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The Nets come into this game with an overall record of 7-18. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.9 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 114.6 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 6-20. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -7.8.
Sean Kilpatrick comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Nets. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Brook Lopez averages 20.2 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Brooklyn. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 13 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Joel Embiid averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Brooklyn averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Nets allow 114.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Nets have an offensive rating of 104 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Brooklyn turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 99.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-10-2 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 18-7-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/17/16 G Hollis Thompson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Brooklyn
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -4.5
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