Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 4/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-7.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where and the Philadelphia 76ers (37-17) will take on the Brooklyn Nets (36-17) on Wednesday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 230.5.
The Brooklyn Nets played the Los Angeles Lakers and ended up losing by a score of 126-101 in their last game. Brooklyn ended the game with a 43.8% FG percentage (35 of 80) and knocked down 5 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Nets made 26 of their 30 shots for a rate of 86.7%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. In the matter of the defense, Brooklyn let their opponent shoot 50.5% from the floor on 47 out of 93 shooting. Los Angeles earned 30 dimes and had 12 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Los Angeles totaled 47 rebounds (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 10 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 65.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 20 attempts. They also buried 19 out of their 34 shots from long range.
Kevin Durant is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He racked up 22 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 23:50 minutes and totaled 7 rebounds. Durant went 47.1% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Nets was Kyrie Irving. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 20:40 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 6-of-11 (18 points). Overall, Irving finished the game without an assist.
Brooklyn comes into this game with a record of 36-17 this year. They currently have an average of 114.4 pts per game (7th in the league) while going 46.3% from the floor. The Nets are connecting on 36.7% from downtown (689 of 1,879) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Brooklyn is grabbing 42.4 boards per game and has tallied 1,303 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 19th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.9 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Nets are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.9 fouls. They are surrendering 36.7% from beyond the arc and they are 24th in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.4). The Nets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.3% (671 of 1,002) and they surrender 42.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 12th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,303 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers got the victory with a final of 113-95 when they played the Dallas Mavericks. The 76ers were able to pull down 34 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this game. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Mavericks had 24 personal fouls for this contest which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 33 shots. They were able to make 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.7%. In terms of shots from downtown, Philadelphia buried 12 of 31 attempts (38.7%). Overall, the 76ers ended up shooting 39 out of 80 from the floor which had them shooting 48.8%. The 76ers permitted the Mavericks to bury 35 of their 83 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.2% in this game. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by going 9 of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing team rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Dallas to get 46 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this contest. He knocked down 10 of 17 for the contest for a rate of 58.8%, and earned 7 rebounds. Embiid tallied 36 points in his 25:39 minutes of playing time and tallied 2 dimes for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He wrapped the game up with 4 dimes in his 27:34 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 4 of 11 from the floor. Harris walked away from this one going 36.4% from the floor while also contributing 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 37-17 on the campaign. Philadelphia has 5,850 points for the campaign (108.3 per contest) and they collect 42.4 rebounds per game. The 76ers are committing 21.3 personal fouls per game and they go 76.1% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 27th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.3 times per contest (25th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 108.3. They give up 23.3 dimes and 42.4 boards per contest, ranking them 6th and 8th in the NBA. The Philadelphia defense concedes 35.9% on shots from distance (637 of 1,773) and opponents are connecting on 76.1% of their foul shots. They are forcing 15.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+7.5)
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