Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 10/20/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets
Monday October 20
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets will play a Monday night preseason game at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-4 in preseason play and coming off a Saturday win over the Orlando Magic. The 76ers are having some trouble finding scoring threats, as they’ve shot under 45 percent in their last three games. Drew Gordon is coming off a 16-point performance in his last game, which was by far his best showing of the preseason. While rookie K.J. McDaniels isn’t known for his scoring, he has scored a combined 26 points in his last three games. Nerlens Noel has been battling an illness and is questionable for this game, while Michael Carter-Williams missed the last game with a shoulder injury and may not play in this game as well. The Philadelphia 76ers are a young team that continues to search for promising talent anywhere they can find it.
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The Brooklyn Nets are 3-1 and suffered their first loss of the preseason Sunday to the Boston Celtics. The Nets are coming off a game where they shot just 23.5 percent from three and turned the ball over 16 times. Jerome Jordan and Jarrett Jack led the Nets with 17 points in the loss and Deron Williams chipped in 16 points as a starter. Jack has proven to be a solid pickup for the Nets, as he’s consistently found his shot and has turned the ball over just twice in his last three games. Brook Lopez continues to miss time with a foot injury and Andrei Kirilenko has played 15 or less minutes in his last two games. The Brooklyn Nets are an experienced and veteran basketball team that will use these final two preseason games in hopes of finding quality depth.
The Brooklyn Nets have been playing decent basketball in the preseason while the 76ers are, well, the 76ers. I'll take the Nets and the chalk.