Thursday, February 2, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 13.5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 106.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 37-11. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 20.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Philadelphia averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
San Antonio averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Spurs allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 113.2 and they have a defensive rating of 104.5. They get 94.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-20-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 23-24-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-19-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-18-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/31/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Dallas & Thursday vs. San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio -13.5
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