Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 24-23. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.9 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 18-32. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 108.8, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-21-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-22-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 30-19-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 20-29-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/29/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is "?" Wednesday vs Brooklyn
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/17 PG Jeremy Lin Knee is out for season
01/29/18 G Caris LeVert Groin is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs New York
01/29/18 F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Groin is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs New York
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Joel Embiid averages 23.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 17.3 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nets. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.19 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.9 per game. The 76ers allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 15th in the league with 105.2 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.56. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 22.4. The Nets are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Nets surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 26th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Nets are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 14th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4.5
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