Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (+1.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where and the Philadelphia 76ers (16-7) will play the Brooklyn Nets (14-9) on Saturday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 228.
The Brooklyn Nets faced off with the Los Angeles Clippers and took home the win by a score of 124-120 in their last game. Brooklyn finished the game with a 57.0% FG percentage (45 out of 79) and made 13 of their 31 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Nets made 21 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 80.8%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 assists in the game as well as getting 6 steals and 4 rejections. Regarding the defense, Brooklyn allowed the other team to shoot 45.5% from the floor on 45 of 99 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 21 dimes and had 12 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Clippers collected 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Los Angeles shot 88.2% at the free throw line by converting 15 of their 17 shots. They converted 15 of 36 shots from 3-point range.
Kyrie Irving is one guy who came through in this contest. He racked up 39 points on 15 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 36:37 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Irving walked away from this one shooting 65.2% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Nets was Kevin Durant. He had 9 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished the contest at 84.6% from the field in the game via 11-of-13 (28 points). When this game wrapped up, Durant played for 38:10 min.
Brooklyn comes into this one with a win-loss record of 14-9 for the year. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 45.4 boards per game and has accounted for 621 assists on the season, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Nets are shooting 40.1% on 3-point shots (338 of 842) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They average 122.3 points per contest (1st in the NBA) while hitting 50.1% from the field. Defensively, the Nets are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.9 fouls. The Nets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (287 of 458) and they relinquish 43.6 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 29th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 573 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 35.8% on 3-point shots and they are 28th in basketball in points per game allowed (117.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 121-105 against the Portland Blazers. The 76ers were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the contest. They stuffed 3 attempts while earning 6 steals in this game. The Blazers had 18 personal fouls in this game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to convert 20 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Philadelphia buried 7 of 27 attempts (25.9%). Overall, the 76ers ended up going 39 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.1%. The 76ers permitted the Blazers to bury 45 of 98 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.9% in this game. They wrapped up this game 41.9% from three-point range by connecting on 13 of 31 and ended up going 18 of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). In relation to rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Portland to snag 53 in all (19 on the offensive glass).
Joel Embiid ended up being a factor for the 76ers in the matchup. He converted 14 of 21 in this matchup for a rate of 66.7%, which got him 37 points. Embiid grabbed 5 boards in his 33:32 minutes of playing time and accounted for 2 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Philadelphia was Furkan Korkmaz. He ended up walking away with 13 points in 37:50 mins played by going 5 of 14 shooting in this matchup. Korkmaz wrapped this one up going 35.7% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 5 boards.
Philadelphia has a mark of 16-7 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are hitting on 47.6% from the field, which ranks them 8th in the league. Philadelphia has accounted for 2,614 pts on the year (113.7 per game) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.4 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per contest. The 76ers commit 20.5 fouls per contest while shooting 76.8% from the free throw line. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the league in PPG allowed with 110.2. The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.9% on 3-pointers (289 of 783) and opponents are converting on 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 24.6 dimes and 43.4 boards per game, which ranks them 15th and 9th in the league. They are forcing 15.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the field (5th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-1.5) and over 228 points
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