76ers vs Nets 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -2
Barclays Center is the venue where Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets (18-23, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (28-16, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 2 point underdogs. The total opens at 224.
The 76ers cover 45.0% of the time, having gone 18-22-4 ATS. Brooklyn is covering the spread 43.9% of the time, going 18-23-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/09/20 PF Joel Embiid Finger is out indefinitely
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
01/18/20 SF Joe Harris Back is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
01/18/20 C DeAndre Jordan Finger is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
01/18/20 SG Garrett Temple Knee is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
Tobias Harris averages 19.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Spencer Dinwiddie averages 21.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Kyrie Irving averages 26.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Philadelphia averages 108.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 46.0 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets surrender 111.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Brooklyn is 20th in the league with 109.2 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.6 boards per game and 17th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Nets are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.9.
The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Philadelphia is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Brooklyn is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league. The Nets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Nets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2
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