Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 5/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The San Antonio Spurs (31-30) play the Philadelphia 76ers (41-21) at AT&T Center on Sunday.
The Philadelphia 76ers stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 127-83 in their last contest. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest having earned a 53.9% FG percentage (48 out of 89) and made 16 out of their 36 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers made 15 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 68.2%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 12 steals. When discussing defending, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 33.3% from the floor on 27 of 81 shooting. Atlanta doled out 17 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. On top of that, Atlanta grabbed 47 boards (17 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 10 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 79.3% from the free throw line by making 23 of their 29 tries. They also converted 6 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land.
Seth Curry is a player who was a factor in this game. He recorded 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played 25:38 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. Curry finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He snagged 7 rebounds in 25:40 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by going 6-of-12 (17 points). Overall, Harris collected 6 assists.
Philadelphia steps onto the court with a mark of 41-21 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 113.5 points per contest (13th in basketball) while hitting 47.6% from the floor. The 76ers are connecting on 37.1% from downtown (690 of 1,858) and 76.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Philadelphia is grabbing 45.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,445 assists for the year, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.4 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the 76ers are forcing 15.6 turnovers every game while drawing 21.2 fouls. They concede 36.3% on 3-point attempts and they are 7th in the league in opponents PPG (108.4). The 76ers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.4% (969 of 1,314) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 4th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,456 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the San Antonio Spurs went home defeated by a final of 116-111 when they played the Miami Heat. The Spurs pulled down 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in the game. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Heat had 23 fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 79.2%. Concerning shooting from distance, San Antonio converted 10 of 32 tries (31.3%). Overall, the Spurs went 41 out of 88 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.6%. The Spurs allowed the Heat to knock down 43 of 85 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.6% for the contest. They went 36.0% from behind the 3-point line via 9 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 24 from the charity stripe (87.5%). With respect to rebounding, San Antonio permitted Miami to pull down 48 in all (10 offensive).
Dejounte Murray pitched in for the Spurs for this game. He knocked down 8 of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 47.1%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. Murray earned 22 points in his 36:23 minutes on the court and added 11 dimes for the contest. Someone else who came through for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He left the arena with 8 dimes in his 35:29 minutes played, and he put in 7 of 13 from the floor. DeRozan walked away from this one going 53.8% from the floor while totaling 20 points and 4 total rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 31-30 for the campaign. The Spurs commit 18.1 personal fouls every game and they go 78.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.6 times per contest (15th in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. San Antonio has accounted for 6,755 points this season (110.7 per contest) and they collect 44.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Spurs are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 20th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 13th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.2. They have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (17th in the league). The San Antonio defense concedes 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc (735 of 1,967) and opponents are connecting on 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.3 dimes and 47.4 total boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 28th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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