Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/15/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -4.5
Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (20-7, 1st in the Atlantic Division) travel to Barclays Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Brooklyn Nets (13-11, 4th in the Atlantic Division). Philadelphia opens this contest as 4.5 point favorites. The total is set at 215.
The 76ers cover the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 12-12-3 ATS. Brooklyn covers the spread 54.2% of the time, going 13-11-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/13/2019 Zhaire Smith SG Leg Game Time Decision
12/13/2019 Jonah Bolden PF Achilles Game Time Decision
12/13/2019 Al Horford C Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
12/13/2019 Nicolas Claxton PF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
12/11/2019 Caris LeVert SG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
12/8/2019 Kyrie Irving PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 17
10/31/2019 Kevin Durant SF Achilles Out for the season
Tobias Harris averages 19.8 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 22.8 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Spencer Dinwiddie scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 103.9 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 21.0 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Philadelphia averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 16.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets give up 112.9 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.9 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Nets are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest. Brooklyn is 10th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.3. The Nets are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.8.
The 76ers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 4th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Nets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Brooklyn +4.5 and over 215 total points
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