Nets vs 76ers 1/15/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -6.5
Spencer Dinwiddie and the Brooklyn Nets (18-20, 4th in the Atlantic Division) go to Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (25-16, 3rd in the Atlantic Division). Philadelphia opens this contest as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 220.
The Nets are covering the spread 47.4% of the time, having gone 18-20-0 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 43.2% of the time, going 16-21-4 against the spread.
Key Brooklyn Nets Injuries
10/19/19 SF Kevin Durant Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/09/20 PF Joel Embiid Finger is out indefinitely
Spencer Dinwiddie comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kyrie Irving averages 27.9 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Tobias Harris scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Al Horford averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Brooklyn averages 109.7 points per contest, which is 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.0 per game. The Nets allow 111.0 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 21.4 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 21st in the NBA with 109.0 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.24. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.1 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.3. The 76ers are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The 76ers give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.8 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.2 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Nets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Brooklyn is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league. The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Nets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6.5
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