Nets vs. 76ers - 3/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (9-57) at Brooklyn Nets (18-48)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7.5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, YES
The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets clash early Tuesday night at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won just two games since February. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 96.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 15.3 points and seven assists while Nerlens Noel is averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists and Hollis Thompson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost eight straight road games.
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The Brooklyn Nets look for a victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 97.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.8 points and eight rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.1 points and nine rebounds. Sean Kilpatrick is grabbing 1.4 rebounds and Bojan Bogdanovic is dishing 1.2 assists. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost six of their last nine home games. Wayne Ellington is questionable.
The 76ers are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The 76ers are as banged up as ever and have lost eight straight on the road. The Nets aren't much better, but they're slightly healthier, at home and still have Lopez who will be the best player on the court. I'll take the Nets to win pretty easily, as the 76ers are awful and don't have many healthy bodies.