San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Game Picks 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 27-21. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 111.4 points per contest while giving up 109.2 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 31-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.6 points per game and surrender 111.8, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-19-1 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 26-22-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-25-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-20-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/19 G Jimmy Butler Wrist is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 21.4 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 82%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.8 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Joel Embiid scores 27.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Ben Simmons averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.5 rebounds per game and has 8.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.4 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.3 per game. The Spurs allow 109.2 points per contest, which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA with 115.6 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.79. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.7 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 27.4. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The 76ers give up 111.8 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 9th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Spurs are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 17th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The 76ers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 10th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio +4.5
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