The San Antonio Spurs (8-34) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (28-13) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Spurs vs 76ers
The Spurs Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Spurs bested the Wizards with a score of 131-127. Heading into the second half, the Spurs were leading 72-66.
Heading into today’s game vs. the 76ers, the Spurs are 8-34 overall this season. In Western Conference games, the Spurs are 5-19, while going 3-15 in non-conference games.
San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 20-22 for the season so far. As the favorite this season, San Antonio is 3-0 vs. the spread while going 17-22 as the underdog.
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
The 76ers’ most recent game versus the Hornets saw Joel Embiid lead the 76ers with 33 points while shooting 11/23 from the field. The 76ers picked up a 97-89 win, and Tobias Harris also added 21 points which was 2nd on the team.
The 76ers have gone 6-4 in their last ten games and currently have a 28-13 overall record. As it stands, the 76ers are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.
Currently, Philadelphia holds an above .500 ATS record of 28-13 so far this year. During this season, Philadelphia has a 24-8 record against the spread as favorites and 4-5 as underdogs.
Spurs Offense Breakdown
Through 42 games the Spurs are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA.
When it comes to scoring, the Spurs are 22nd in the league at 112.5 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 116.3 points compared to 109.4 on the road.
In terms of pace, San Antonio is 2nd in the league at 102 possessions per game. This has led to them being 3rd in the NBA in assists at 29.3 per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs are 15th in made threes at 12.8 per game. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 119.5 points per game (6th).
In terms of scoring, the 76ers are averaging 119.5 points per game this season, which is 6th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 120.5 points per game.
Philadelphia is one of the top teams in the league in terms of free throw attempts, as they lead the NBA with 27.2 per game. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the NBA at 98.8 possessions per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 13th in three-point percentage at 37%. On average, they are attempting 32.2 threes per game.
Spurs Team Defense
Facing Philadelphia, the Spurs aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 121.5 points allowed per game (26th). On two point field goal attempts, the Spurs’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.3% and allowing 38.8% from beyond the arc.
76ers Team Defense
So far this season, the 76ers defense has been performing well, ranking 8th in the NBA at 111.2 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.8% while allowing 33.7% from downtown.
Key Players For The Spurs And 76ers
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Keldon Johnson is set to be the main scorer for the Spurs, recording 17 points and shooting 6/14 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 17.1 points per game, along with 5.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Joel Embiid to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 31, and he is expected to secure 10 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.6%, and he is contributing 35 points per game on average.
Spurs vs 76ers Trends
- Through their last ten road games, San Antonio has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 115 points per game.
- In their last three games at home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
In this Spurs vs. 76ers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Spurs at +13.5. While we project the 76ers to win 118-105, our recommendation is to bet on the Spurs for the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 237 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the under.
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