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Nets vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers
- Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds PHI -5.5, BKN +175 | PHI -217 O/U OFF
The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-17. So far, the team has gone 22-23-1 against the spread. The Nets entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 7.5 points.
Brooklyn is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Warriors. With the 120-116 victory, they also covered the spread as 8 point underdogs. Brooklyn pulled out the win despite trailing by 12 points in the half. The team was able to trim down the Warriors lead down to 4 heading into the 4th quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Kyrie Irving, as he contributed 38 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 30-16. So far, the team has gone 26-19-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Philadelphia will look to extend their 5 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 4.8 points.
Philadelphia is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Kings at home. With the 129-127 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Philadelphia was able to mount a big second half comeback in large part to a strong 3rd quarter. After trailing at the half by 10 points, they actually went into the final quarter with the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Tyrese Maxey, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 41.4% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 114.75 points per game vs the 76ers. Just like the Nets, the 76ers maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 106.0 points per game vs Brooklyn. The Nets have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 6 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 220 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 46 games, the Nets are averaging 113.7 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Nets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. If Brooklyn continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 21st in the league in possessions per game.
Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).
Brooklyn will be relying on Kyrie Irving to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Philadelphia. Kevin Durant has been ruled out. So far this season, Durant has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd on the team with 26.7 points per game, which places him 16.0th in the NBA. In 35 games, he has hit 48.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.
This season, the Philadelphia offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.1 points per game. So far, the 76ers are averaging 98.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Philadelphia is just 21st in made field goals per game.
So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Joel Embiid, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Embiid leads the team in scoring at 33.6 points per game while Harris is 2nd at 16.3. For the season, Embiid is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and 7th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harris has taken 15.2% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 50.0%.
Nets vs 76ers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Nets +5.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF
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