San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 25-12. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 101.2 points per contest while giving up 98.1 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 17-19. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.3 points per game and surrendering 108.8, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 19-17-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 15-22-0 against the over/un=DEr
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 19-17-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 19-17-0 against the over/un=DEr
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/29/17 F Rudy Gay Heel is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/02/18 C Joel Embiid Hand is "?" Wednesday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Pau Gasol comes into this contest averaging 10.9 points per game while playing 25 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.3 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 81%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 54%. Joel Embiid averages 23.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 98.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 9th in those =DEfensive categories. Opponents average 41.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. San Antonio averages 101.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.08 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover =DEpartment they rank 22nd with 14 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers surren=DEr 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their =DEfense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those =DEfensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 43 rebounds surren=DEred per game. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. Philadelphia is 7th in the league with 108.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.53. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.2. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.1.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 29th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league. The 76ers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.2, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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