Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-3.5)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (4-4) will play the Philadelphia 76ers (6-1) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 224.
The Philadelphia 76ers faced the Charlotte Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 118-101 in their last game. Philadelphia ended the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (46 out of 95) and converted 11 of their 32 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the 76ers converted 15 of 23 shots for a percentage of 65.2%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected 55 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 34 assists in the game as well as earning 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. In regard to defending, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 36 of 86 shooting. Charlotte distributed 30 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In addition, the Hornets pulled down 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Charlotte finished shooting 72.7% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of 22 tries. They also buried 13 out of their 39 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Tobias Harris is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He finished with 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He played for 29:37 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Harris finished shooting 62.5% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the 76ers was Joel Embiid. He had 11 boards and also accounted for 4 dimes. He finished 40.0% from the field in the matchup by hitting 4-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Embiid played 24:54 minutes.
Philadelphia heads into this game with a mark of 6-1 so far this season. They are turning it over 17.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 48.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 179 assists on the year, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are shooting 35.7% on 3-point shots (81 of 227) and 75.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 111.0 points per contest (15th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 16.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.4% from beyond the arc while they are 2nd in the league in opponents points per game (101.7). The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.5% (112 of 156) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 18th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 180 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Brooklyn Nets got the victory with a final of 130-96 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The Nets recorded 43 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 in the game. They stuffed 4 attempts while getting 11 steals in this matchup. The Jazz had 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to convert 12 of them for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shots from distance, Brooklyn converted 14 of 36 tries (38.9%). When all was said and done, the Nets finished the game shooting 52 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.9%. The Nets permitted the Jazz to convert 33 out of 85 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.8% for this contest. They went 32.4% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 34 and finished the game at 19 out of 27 from the free throw line (70.4%). In reference to rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Utah to get 42 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Kyrie Irving ended up being important for the Nets for this contest. He made 12 of 19 in the game for a rate of 63.2%, which had him finishing with 29 points. Irving grabbed 6 rebounds in his 29:35 minutes of playing time and accounted for 5 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Brooklyn was Caris LeVert. He ended up walking away with 24 points in his 21:27 mins on the hardwood by going 9 of 18 shooting in this contest. LeVert walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field as well as earning 5 assists and 2 boards.
Brooklyn has a mark of 4-4 so far this year. The Nets have committed 20.9 fouls per contest while shooting 81.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.1 times per game (12th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 16.1 times per game. Brooklyn has scored 956 points for the year (119.5 per contest) and they pull in 47.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Nets are hitting on 47.9% from the field, which ranks them 7th in basketball. The Nets defensively are ranked 16th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.3. They have surrendered 24.9 dimes and 49.4 rebounds per game, which is ranked 18th and 27th in the league. The Brooklyn defense gives up 34.5% on shots from distance (95 of 275) and opponents are converting on 73.2% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 14.1 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-3.5)
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