Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 10/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-1.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (1-0) are hosting the Brooklyn Nets (0-1) at Wells Fargo Center on Friday. Philadelphia is 1.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 230.5.
The Nets played the Bucks and took a loss by a final of 127-104 in their last game. Brooklyn finished with a 44.0% FG percentage (37 of 84) and converted 17 of their 32 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nets made 13 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists for the contest while creating 9 turnovers and having 3 steals. When discussing defending, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 45.7% from the floor on 48 of 105 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 54 assists and had 25 steals in the game. Moreover, Milwaukee collected 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 9 rejections. Milwaukee ended up going 77.8% at the free throw line by converting 14 of 18 shots. They also converted 17 of 45 tries from 3-point range.
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Kevin Durant is a guy who played a role in this game. He accounted for 32 points on 13 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Durant finished the game shooting 52.0% from the field and also dished out 4 assists.
Brooklyn steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a record of 0-1 last year. The Nets connected on 39.2% on shots from 3-point land (1,020 of 2,600) and 80.4% from the free throw line. They averaged 118.6 points per contest (2nd in basketball) while hitting 49.4% from the floor. They turned it over 13.5 times per contest and as a group committed 19.0 fouls per game. As a squad, Brooklyn grabbed 44.4 rebounds per game and totaled 1,929 dimes throughout last season, which was 7th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Nets were able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.9 fouls. They conceded 36.5% on shots from downtown and they ranked 21st in the league in opponents points per game (114.1). The Nets defense gave up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (3,017 of 6,573) and they conceded 43.1 rebounds per game as a team. They were 8th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,729 conceded last season.
For their last game, the 76ers got the win with a final of 117-97 against the Pelicans. The 76ers were able to pull down 41 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Pelicans were called for 13 personal fouls for this contest which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Philadelphia knocked down 13 out of 25 tries (52.0%). When the game finished, the 76ers finished shooting 44 out of 85 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.8%. The 76ers permitted the Pelicans to knock down 39 of 93 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 43.3% from three-point range via 13 of 30 and finished the contest at 6 of 9 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding team rebounding, Philadelphia permitted New Orleans to collect 34 in all (10 offensive).
Furkan Korkmaz ended up being a factor for the 76ers in this game. He made 7 out of 11 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, but wasn't able to snag a board. Korkmaz earned 22 points in his 20 mins on the court and had 5 dimes in the game.
Philadelphia had a win-loss mark of 1-0 last season. As an offense, the 76ers connected on 47.6% from the field, which ranked them 8th in the NBA. Philadelphia scored 8,182 points throughout last year (113.6 per contest) and they pulled down 45.1 rebounds per game. They dished out assists 23.7 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they coughed up possession 14.4 times per contest. The 76ers committed 20.2 fouls every game and they connected on 76.7% from the charity stripe. The 76ers were ranked 6th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 108.1. They forced their opponents into 15.6 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in basketball). The Philadelphia defense gave up 36.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (857 of 2,378) and their opponents made 76.4% of their foul shots. They surrendered 23.5 assists and 42.9 boards per game, which was ranked 5th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-1.5)
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