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76ers vs Spurs NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs
- Where: San Antonio at AT&T Center
- Date: Friday, February 3rd
- Betting Odds SA +9.5, PHI -479 | SA +362 O/U 236.5
So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 33-17, while going 28-21-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The 76ers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Magic by a score of 105-94. Heading into the game, they were 10 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Philadelphia held just a 3 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 11 point victory. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Embiid, as he contributed 28 points while hitting 52.9% of his shots.
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-38, while going 23-29-0 vs the spread. Today, the Spurs will be looking to snap a 7 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -16.14 points per contest.
Not only did the Spurs drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 119-109 as 7 point underdogs. San Antonio was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 7. Leading the team in scoring was Malaki Branham, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 69.2% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the 76ers averaged 117.0 points per game vs San Antonio, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Spurs actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Philadelphia, the team averaged 104.5 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the 76ers. In these matchups, Philadelphia has averaged 117 points per game, while allowing 106. Philadelphia and San Antonio averaged a combined 223 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The 76ers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 114.5 points per game. The 76ers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.9 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Philadelphia has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.
Against the Spurs, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
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 33.5 points per game while Harris is 2nd at 16.3. For the season, Embiid is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and 5th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harris has taken 15.1% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 50.7%.
The Spurs come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. Not only is the San Antonio offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 30th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
A key injury to note in this game is the likely absence of the Spurs 2nd leading scorer, Tre Jones. In his 51 games, Jones is averaging 12.8 points per game while dishing out 6.3 assists and grabbing 3.5 rebounds. In he is unable to take the floor, the team will be looking for even more production out of Keldon Johnson, who leads the team and is 33rd in the NBA at 21.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 43.8% of his field goal attempts while taking 19.5% of overall shots.
76ers vs Spurs Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +9.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 236.5