San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -7
Visa Athletic Center is the venue where Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (39-27, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (28-36, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Monday. The spread on this contest has Philadelphia as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 228.
The Spurs are covering the spread 41.3% of the time, having gone 26-37-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 45.2% of the time, going 28-34-4 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
08/02/20 PG Patty Mills Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Memphis
08/01/20 SG Marco Belinelli Foot is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Memphis
08/01/20 SG Bryn Forbes Quad is downgraded to out Sunday vs Memphis
07/31/20 PF Trey Lyles Appendix is out indefinitely
06/14/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
08/01/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Hip is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
08/01/20 PF Mike Scott Knee is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
Dejounte Murray comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Rudy Gay averages 10.2 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Al Horford averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.3 per game. The Spurs allow 115.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 21st in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.8. The 76ers are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.3. The 76ers surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Spurs are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 25th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The 76ers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +7
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