Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/20/2020
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -8.5
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (34-21, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Brooklyn Nets (25-28, 4th in the Atlantic Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Brooklyn opens this matchup as 8.5 point dogs. The total has been set at 217.
The Nets are covering the spread 49.1% of the time, having gone 26-27-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 43.1% of the time, going 22-29-4 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
02/02/20 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Joe Harris averages 13.8 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this contest averaging 21.0 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Tobias Harris averages 19.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Ben Simmons averages 16.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 8.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Brooklyn averages 110.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 48.3 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surrender 106.2 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.2 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. Philadelphia is 22nd in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 26.1. The 76ers are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Nets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Brooklyn +8.5
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