Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/30/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (18-16) are traveling to Barclays Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Brooklyn Nets (23-9).
The 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 114-109 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished the game with a 44.2% field goal percentage (34 out of 77) and made 14 of their 30 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the 76ers buried 32 of their 38 attempts for a rate of 84.2%. In terms of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 42 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 23 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 43.7% from the floor on 38 of 87 shooting. Toronto totaled 43 assists and had 24 steals in this game. Furthermore, Toronto snagged 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Toronto went 81.8% from the free throw line by making 18 of 22 attempts. They also buried 15 of their 41 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the 76ers ended up with 18 while the Raptors finished the game with 9 fouls.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a major factor for the contest. He racked up 36 points on 11 of 16 shooting. He played 34 mins and pulled down 11 boards. Embiid ended up shooting 68.8% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a mark of 18-16 on the season. They average 106.0 pts per game (22nd in the NBA) while connecting on 45.8% from the floor. The 76ers are shooting 34.9% on shots from downtown (374 of 1,072) and 82.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 41.7 boards per contest and has earned 760 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.1 fouls per contest.
On defense, the 76ers are able to force 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.1% on shots from distance and they rank 9th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (106.1). The 76ers are giving up a FG percentage of 45.1% (1,335 of 2,961) and they concede 45.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 11th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 787 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last played, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 124-108 against the Clippers. The Nets earned 40 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Clippers earned 11 personal fouls in this contest which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to bury 11 of them for a clip of 68.8%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Brooklyn buried 13 out of their 34 attempts (38.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets finished shooting 50 for 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.8%. The Nets allowed the Clippers to make 37 out of 97 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 38.1% in this contest. They shot 37.8% from downtown by shooting 14 of 37 and finished the contest at 20 out of 27 from the charity stripe (74.1%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Brooklyn permitted Los Angeles to get 28 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
James Harden pitched in for the Nets for this game. Harden totaled 39 points in his 40 mins of playing time and had 15 dimes in the matchup. He made 15 out of 25 for this game for a rate of 60.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 23-9 on the year. The Nets are responsible for committing 19.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 81.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.7 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.2 times per contest. Brooklyn has scored 3,537 points this season (110.5 per contest) and they average 45.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Nets are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the league.
The Brooklyn defense gives up 31.1% from downtown (369 of 1,185) and opponents are converting on 79.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.2 dimes and 45.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 5th and 18th in the league. The Nets on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in points given up per game with 106.6. They are able to force 13.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.7% 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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