Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 2/11/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets will play the Philadelphia 76ers at Barclays Center on Saturday.
The 76ers faced the Celtics and took a loss by a final of 106-99 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the game with a 44.6% field goal percentage (37 out of 83) and buried 10 of 31 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the 76ers made 15 of their 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 37 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists in this game while creating 13 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to go 52.6% from the field on 40 out of 76 shooting. Boston distributed 25 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. Moreover, Boston snagged 44 boards (5 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Boston finished the contest at 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of their 10 shots. They also buried 19 of their 35 attempts from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the 76ers ended up walking away with 16 and the Celtics recorded 19 fouls.
Joel Embiid is one player who came through for this contest. He walked away with 28 points on 11 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and also collected 7 boards. Embiid finished the game at 52.4% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Philadelphia comes into this contest with a mark of 34-19 on the year. They have an average of 114.3 points per contest (16th in the league) while connecting on 48.1% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 38.4% on three-point attempts (673 of 1,754) and 82.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling down 40.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,336 assists so far this year, which ranks 21st in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the 76ers are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They give up 34.6% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in opponents PPG (110.8). The 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.3% (2,140 of 4,525) and they concede 42.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,272 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Nets took home the win by a final score of 116-105 against the Bulls. The Nets earned 38 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Bulls were called for 16 fouls in this game which got the Nets to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 84.0%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Brooklyn converted 17 out of 44 tries (38.6%). When the game finished, the Nets went 39 for 91 from the field which had them shooting 42.9%. The Nets allowed the Bulls to bury 42 out of 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% in this matchup. They went 19.2% from 3-point land via 5 out of 26 and ended up shooting 16 of 21 from the charity stripe (76.2%). When talking about team rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Chicago to pull down 46 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Spencer Dinwiddie ended up having an impact for the Nets in the matchup. He converted 8 out of 17 in this contest giving him a rate of 47.1%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Dinwiddie racked up 25 points in his 39 mins on the court and earned 6 dimes in this matchup.
Brooklyn has a mark of 33-22 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Nets are connecting on 50.5% from the floor, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Brooklyn has totaled 6,293 points this season (114.4 per game) and they average 40.4 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 26.0 times per game (8th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Nets commit 21.9 fouls per game and they shoot 79.3% from the charity stripe.
The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.9% from downtown (665 of 1,800) and their opponents are making 76.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.1 dimes and 44.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 4th and 23rd in basketball. The Nets on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 112.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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