Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Brooklyn as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 9-57 and a road record of 3-30. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.5 as they are averaging 96.8 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. Philadelphia is 2-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 3-38. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Nets have an overall record of 18-48 and a home record of 11-23. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -6.6. Brooklyn has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 9-28. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Isaiah Canaan comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Brook Lopez averages 20.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Thaddeus Young averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Philadelphia averages 96.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Brooklyn averages 97.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Nets rank 20th with 15 per game. The Nets allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Nets force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The 76ers average 96.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 103.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 98.4 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Nets score 97.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 96 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -6 points per game. The Nets rating on offense is 102.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.5. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 21% of their shot attempts. Brooklyn turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-36-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 36-29-1 against the over/under
Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 33-32-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 32-33-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/14/16 PG Isaiah Canaan Hand injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
03/14/16 F Jerami Grant Head doubtful Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
03/14/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles doubtful Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
03/14/16 F Robert Covington Neck doubtful Tuesday vs. Brooklyn
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/07/15 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/14/16 G Wayne Ellington Respiratory "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
01/03/16 PG Jarrett Jack Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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