Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 11/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets (6-6) host the Philadelphia 76ers (8-3) at Barclays Center on Sunday.
The 76ers took the court against the Celtics and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 117-107 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.9% field goal percentage (39 of 85) and converted 11 of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the 76ers converted 18 of 22 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 41 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning defending, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the floor on 42 out of 88 shooting. Boston recorded 23 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, Boston totaled 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 1 block. Boston ended up shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 19 attempts. They made 18 of their 50 shots from beyond the arc. In reference to fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 14 and the Celtics totaled 15 fouls.
Joel Embiid is one player who was a factor in this game. He was able to score 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played 34 mins and pulled down 9 boards. Embiid finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also recorded 7 assists.
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Philadelphia will take the court with a record of 8-3 so far this season. They currently have an average of 119.9 pts per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 48.4% from the floor. The 76ers are connecting on 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (118 of 324) and 85.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 46.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 271 dimes for the year, which ranks 18th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.8 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the 76ers are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 35.3% on shots from distance while they are 14th in the league in opponents PPG (112.2). The 76ers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.9% (447 of 974) and they concede 41.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 19th in basketball in giving up assists with 292 conceded this season.
In their last game, the Nets took a loss by a final score of 122-115 when they played the Heat. The Nets were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Heat committed 20 fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 27 tries. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. When discussing three-point shots, Brooklyn buried 14 of their 36 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the Nets ended up shooting 40 out of 85 from the floor which had them at 47.1%. The Nets allowed the Heat to convert 42 out of 81 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 51.9% for this game. They finished shooting 42.9% from 3-point land by connecting on 15 of 35 and finished the contest at 23 of 24 from the charity stripe (95.8%). Concerning attacking the glass, Brooklyn allowed Miami to get 32 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Mikal Bridges ended up being important for the Nets for this contest. Bridges had 23 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes in this contest. He made 6 out of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 6-6 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Nets are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Brooklyn has totaled 1,371 pts this year (114.3 per contest) and they pull in 46.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.8 times per game (12th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.9 times per game. The Nets are committing 19.3 fouls per game and they shoot 76.2% from the charity stripe.
The Brooklyn defense allows 34.0% on shots from 3-point land (163 of 479) and opponents are connecting on 82.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 24.1 assists and 43.1 rebounds every game, which is ranked 7th and 14th in the league. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 17th in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.3. They are able to force 11.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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