Philadelphia 76ers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 1/26/2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, January 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 23-21. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.3 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 32-18. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.0 points per game and surrendering 97.4, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-19-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-21-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 20-30-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/24/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
01/24/18 PG T.J. McConnell Personal is "?" Friday vs San Antonio
01/16/18 G J.J. Redick Leg is out indefinitely
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/24/18 G Manu Ginobili Thigh is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
01/19/18 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Tony Parker averages 8.6 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.34 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 47.4 rebounds per game and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.2 per game. The 76ers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 27th in the league with 101 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.66. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Spurs are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Spurs surrender 97.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 20.8 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 42.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The 76ers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 26th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Spurs are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 29th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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