Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, March 14, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia 76ers (40-25) will try to beat the Denver Nuggets (40-28) on Monday.
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Raptors and went home with a loss by a final score of 127-115 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 23 and the Raptors finished the game with 7 fouls. They also made 12 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. Toronto ended up shooting 76.0% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of 25 shots. Moreover, Toronto grabbed 27 rebounds (23 offensive, 4 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Toronto dished out 50 assists and had 28 steals for the game. In regard to defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 47.1% from the field on 48 of 102 shooting. They also dished out 32 assists in this game as well as forcing 6 turnovers and having 4 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 39 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Nuggets made 18 of 24 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Denver ended the contest having earned a 55.1% FG percentage (43 of 78) and converted 11 of their 27 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Nikola Jokic is a player who was important in the game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played 31 minutes played and also snagged 10 rebounds. Jokic went 69.2% from the field and distributed 7 assists.
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Denver enters this one with a win-loss record of 40-28 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Denver is pulling down 44.2 boards per contest and has earned 1,859 assists this year, which is 3rd in the league in terms of passing. The Nuggets are connecting on 35.1% on shots from downtown (866 of 2,470) and 79.0% from the charity stripe. They average 111.1 points per contest (12th in the NBA) while shooting 47.6% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Nuggets are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.9 fouls. They are giving up 34.0% on shots from downtown while they are 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed (108.5). The Nuggets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,756 of 5,921) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 18th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,677 conceded this season.
The last time they took the court, the 76ers took a loss by a score of 129-100 when they faced the Nets. The 76ers collected 33 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in this matchup. They turned it over 18 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Nets committed 11 personal fouls for the matchup which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to convert 26 of the free throws for a rate of 86.7%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Philadelphia converted 14 of 36 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the 76ers finished 30 for 93 from the field which had them at 32.3%. The 76ers permitted the Nets to knock down 51 of 91 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 56.0% in the matchup. They finished shooting 45.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 18 out of 40 and ended up going 9 out of 17 from the free throw line (52.9%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Philadelphia permitted Brooklyn to grab 35 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers in the game. He converted 5 out of 17 for this contest for a rate of 29.4%, and accounted for 12 rebounds. Embiid had 27 points in his 30 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in the game.
Philadelphia has a mark of 40-25 so far this year. The 76ers are responsible for committing 19.5 fouls per game and they go 81.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.1 times per contest (24th in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.5 times per game. Philadelphia has accumulated 7,045 pts on the year (108.4 per game) and they snag 42.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are shooting 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in PPG given up with 106.4. They are forcing 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.4% from the floor (13th in the league). The Philadelphia defense surrenders 34.1% on three-point shots (732 of 2,149) and opponents are making 77.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 23.2 dimes and 44.9 boards every game, which has them ranked 6th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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