Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 9 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 39-12. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 107.0 points per game while giving up 98.7 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 18-33. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 100.4 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Lamarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.3 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
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Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Joel Embiid averages 20.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
San Antonio averages 107 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 100.4 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 51.5 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The 76ers force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 112.5 and a defensive rating of 103.8. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 101.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-21-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 29-21-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-26-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/07/17 F Kawhi Leonard Quad missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/07/17 C Joel Embiid Knee missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -9
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