Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM ( Barclays Center)
PHI -190, PHI -5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers head to Brooklyn, New York on Sunday for the game against the Nets in a battle between two teams in the Atlantic Division. In their last game Philadelphia was victorious by the score of 116-109 against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tobias Harris led the 76ers in points as he scored 31 on the night while shooting 12 of 20 from the field and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Joel Embiid led the 76ers in rebounds with 11 in the game, including 1 offensively. Ben Simmons led Philadelphia in assists in the game with 11 while playing a total of 38 minutes against the Pelicans.
With the win against New Orleans, the 76ers are 20-7 on the season, which places them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. Joel Embiid is the 76ers leader in points per game with 22.8 and in rebounds per game with 12.3. Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia in assists per game and is averaging 8.4 on the season. Philadelphia comes into Sunday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Jonah Bolden and Zhaire Smith are listed as out while Al Horford is listed as day to day.
The Brooklyn Nets welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town on Sunday, but first they must play a game in Toronto against the Raptors on Saturday. In their last game, Brooklyn was defeated by the Charlotte Hornets by the score of 113-108. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets in points in the game against the Hornets, scoring 24 while shooting 8 of 16 from the field and 6 of 9 from the free throw line. Dinwiddie also led the Nets in assists as he recorded 6 while playing 33 minutes on the night. Deandre Jordan was the Nets leading rebounder in the game as he recorded 14 boards including 6 offensively.
As of Saturday, the Brooklyn Nets are 13-11 on the season, which places them in 4th place in the Atlantic Division. On the year Spencer Dinwiddie leads the Nets in points per game with 20.8 and in assist per game with 6.2. Center Jarrett Allen leads the Nets in rebounds per game with 10.5. The Nets enter Saturday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert are listed as out and Nicolas Claxton is listed as day to day.
The Philadelphia 76ers have scored an average of 110.1 points per game so far this season while allowing 103.9 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets have scored an average of 112.4 points this season while allowing 112.9 points per game. In their last 5 games, the 76ers have a record of 5-0 while as of Saturday, the Nets are 3-2 in their last 5. I will be going with Philadelphia in this one as they have been the much better team all season and are 19-3 when they are the favorites in games this year. Philadelphia wins 112-105 and covers the spread.