Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 3/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+3)
Ball Arena is the site where and the Denver Nuggets (28-18) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (32-14) on Tuesday. The spread on this game has Denver as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 222.
The Philadelphia 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 122-112 in their last contest. Philadelphia walked away from the game with a 50.6% FG percentage (39 out of 77) and made 10 of 26 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 24 of their 33 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 38 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 17 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 52.9% from the floor on 45 of 85 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 26 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. Moreover, Los Angeles snagged 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Los Angeles ended up shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe by burying 21 of their 27 attempts. They also buried 11 of 26 shots from three-point range.
Tobias Harris is one guy who was important for the matchup. He recorded 29 points on 13 out of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:20 minutes and snagged 7 boards. Harris went 68.4% from the field and distributed 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the 76ers was Danny Green. He couldn't coral a rebound in 27:48 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 5-of-10 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Green wasn't able to notch an assist.
Philadelphia enters this contest with a win-loss record of 32-14 this season. They currently have an average of 114.8 points per contest (9th in the league) on 48.0% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 37.1% on three-point shots (499 of 1,346) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 46.3 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,075 dimes on the campaign, which is 20th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 15.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.5 fouls every game. On defense, the 76ers are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 21.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,082 surrendered this year. The 76ers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.1% (696 of 978) and they relinquish 42.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 7th in basketball in points per game allowed (109.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Denver Nuggets walked away with a victory by a final of 126-102 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Nuggets recorded 34 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Hawks had 16 fouls for the game which got the Nuggets to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 68.8%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Denver made 15 out of 36 attempts (41.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Nuggets ended up shooting 50 out of 92 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.3%. The Nuggets permitted the Hawks to knock down 36 of their 76 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.4% for the game. They finished the game shooting 35.3% from 3-point land by going 12 of 34 and finished the contest at 18 out of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). When talking about rebounding, Denver allowed Atlanta to pull down 31 in total (2 offensive).
Jamal Murray pitched in for the Nuggets for the game. He made 7 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and earned 2 rebounds. Murray scored 17 points in his 30:56 minutes on the court and added 4 assists for this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Denver was Nikola Jokic. He ended up walking away with 8 dimes in his 28:13 mins played, and he converted 7 of 12 from the floor. Jokic ended up shooting 58.3% from the floor and also notching 16 points and 10 boards.
Denver has a win-loss record of 28-18 on the season. The Nuggets have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 78.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 27.0 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Denver has scored 5,326 points for the season (115.8 per contest) and they collect 44.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Nuggets are hitting on 48.8% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in the league. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 9th in the league in PPG given up with 110.7. The Denver defense surrenders 36.5% on three-point shots (602 of 1,651) and their opponents are connecting on 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 26.6 dimes and 41.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 29th and 3rd in basketball. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Denver (-3)
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