Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/11/2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 35-29. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Nets have an overall mark of 21-45. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 35-28-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-32-0 against the over/under
Important Brooklyn Nets Betting Trends
The Brooklyn Nets are 38-27-1 against the spread
The Brooklyn Nets are 28-37-1 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
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
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.4 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 11 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
D'Angelo Russell has scored 15.3 points per contest while playing 25.2 minutes per game this season for the Nets. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. DeMarre Carroll averages 13.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.7 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.94 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 105.8 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn is 15th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.97. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 27th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 45 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 23.2. The Nets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Nets give up 110 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 21.3 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Nets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Brooklyn +6.5
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