Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers (20-7) at Brooklyn Nets (13-12)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 110.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.8 points and 12.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.8 points and seven rebounds. Josh Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.4 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last four road games.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.5 points and 7.2 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.8 points and three rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have split their last four home games.
The 76ers are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Nets last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren't nearly as good on the road as they are at home, but they have the rest advantage here and their physicality usually wears on teams that are on the end of a back to back. The Brooklyn Nets are coming off a tough loss in Toronto and getting out of Canada to play the second game in as many days is possibly the toughest back to back in the league. The Philadelphia 76ers are winning their last five games by an average of 14.2 points. I'll lay the reasonable number here.