Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/16/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (15-13) are hitting the road to Barclays Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Brooklyn Nets (20-8).
The 76ers took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 126-91 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest with a 44.6% field goal percentage (37 of 83) and made 4 out of their 22 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the 76ers buried 13 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 68.4%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they earned 38 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 assists in this game in addition to creating 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to defending, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 52.8% from the floor on 47 of 89 shooting. Memphis doled out 50 assists and had 29 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Memphis snagged 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 10 rejections. Memphis ended up shooting 78.3% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 23 shots. They knocked down 14 out of their 34 attempts from long range. In reference to fouls, the 76ers walked away with 19 while the Grizzlies finished the game with 9 fouls.
Tyrese Maxey is a guy who came through for the game. Maxey finished the game at 52.9% from the floor and earned 7 dimes. He saw the court for 30 mins but didn't pull down any rebounds. He totaled 23 points on 9 out of 17 shooting.
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Philadelphia will take the court with a mark of 15-13 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 42.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 627 dimes on the season, which ranks 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The 76ers are hitting 34.9% on shots from downtown (310 of 888) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 106.0 points per contest (21st in the league) while shooting 45.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the 76ers are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They surrender 35.3% on 3-point shots while they are 13th in the league in PPG allowed (106.6). The 76ers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.2% (1,108 of 2,453) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 659 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Nets went home victorious with a score of 131-129 when they faced the Raptors. The Nets were able to collect 41 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive boards for a total of 60 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Raptors were called for 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Nets to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Brooklyn made 14 of 39 attempts (35.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets finished the game shooting 50 for 103 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.5%. The Nets permitted the Raptors to knock down 48 of 105 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for this game. They shot 34.6% from distance by shooting 18 out of 52 and ended up going 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). With respect to rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Toronto to grab 28 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Kevin Durant ended up being a major contributor for the Nets in the game. He made 12 of 29 in this matchup for a rate of 41.4%, and accumulated 13 rebounds. Durant scored 34 points in his 48 mins on the court and accumulated 11 assists for this game.
Brooklyn has a mark of 20-8 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Nets are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the league. Brooklyn has scored 3,084 points for the season (110.1 per game) and they grab 45.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Nets commit 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.4% from the charity stripe.
The Brooklyn defense surrenders 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (325 of 1,048) and opponents are making 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 22.1 dimes and 45.6 rebounds per contest, which is 5th and 16th in the league. The Nets are ranked 12th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 106.6. They have forced 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (2nd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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