Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets 11/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: NBA TV
The Philadelphia 76ers (8-7) are en route to Ball Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Denver Nuggets (9-5).
The 76ers faced the Jazz and took a loss by a score of 120-85 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the 76ers ended up with 16 and the Jazz totaled 9 fouls. They knocked down 16 of their 38 tries from distance. Utah finished the game at 63.2% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 19 attempts. Moreover, Utah grabbed 50 boards (6 offensive, 44 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Utah earned 56 dimes and had 27 steals in this game. Concerning the defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 51.7% from the floor on 46 out of 89 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 42 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 13 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 76.5%. Philadelphia ended the game having earned a 36.7% FG percentage (33 of 90) and knocked down 6 of 29 shots from beyond the arc.
Tobias Harris is a guy who was a major factor in this contest. Harris ended up going 44.4% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. He played 27 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. He accounted for 12 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 8-7 this year. They currently have an average of 108.2 pts per contest (16th in basketball) while connecting on 46.5% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 37.3% from downtown (186 of 499) and 83.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 42.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 343 dimes this year, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.9 fouls per contest.
On defense, the 76ers are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They rank 24th in the league in giving up assists with 360 conceded so far this season. The 76ers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.2% (601 of 1,331) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 36.0% on 3-point shots and they rank 14th in the NBA in opponents points per game (106.7).
The last time they took the court, the Nuggets took a defeat with a final score of 111-101 when they played the Mavericks. In regard to attacking the glass, Denver permitted Dallas to snag 34 overall (10 offensive). They finished shooting 38.9% from distance by going 14 of 36 and finished the game at 7 out of 10 from the free throw line (70.0%). The Nuggets allowed the Mavericks to bury 45 out of 90 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% in the game. Overall, the Nuggets finished the game shooting 40 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.6%. In the matter of three-point shots, Denver converted 9 of 32 tries (28.1%). They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 70.6%. The Mavericks committed 8 fouls in this matchup which took the Nuggets to the free throw line for 17 shots. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. The Nuggets collected 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the game.
Nikola Jokic ended up being a factor for the Nuggets for this game. Jokic totaled 35 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 15 of 26 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.7%, and had 16 rebounds.
Denver has a win-loss mark of 9-5 for the campaign. The Nuggets commit 18.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.9 times per game (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. Denver has accounted for 1,450 pts this season (103.6 per game) and they pull in 44.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Nuggets are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in basketball.
The Nuggets on the defensive end are ranked 1st in the NBA in points given up per game with 98.9. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (14th in the NBA). The Denver defense gives up 32.6% on shots from 3-point land (153 of 469) and opponents are making 74.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 22.2 assists and 43.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 10th and 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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