San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 3/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+4.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the site where and the Philadelphia 76ers (26-12) will play the San Antonio Spurs (19-15) on Sunday. San Antonio opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 226.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Orlando Magic and took home the win by a score of 104-77 in their last game. San Antonio walked away from the contest having earned a 44.9% FG percentage (40 of 89) and made 10 of 29 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Spurs made 14 of 18 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 45 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 36.3% from the field on 29 out of 80 shooting. Orlando totaled 17 assists and had 3 steals for the game. Additionally, Orlando grabbed 46 boards (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Orlando finished shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 12 shots. They converted 10 out of their 38 attempts from distance.
Dejounte Murray is a guy who played a role in this contest. He notched 17 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30:11 mins and grabbed 6 boards. Murray finished 42.1% from the field and totaled 6 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Spurs was Derrick White. He pulled down 1 rebound in 25:16 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field in the matchup by hitting 7-of-12 (17 points). When the time ran out, White tallied 2 assists.
San Antonio will play this contest with a record of 19-15 on the year. The Spurs are shooting 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (377 of 1,034) and 79.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.6 points per outing (22nd in basketball) on 45.6% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 11.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.4 fouls per game. As a unit, San Antonio is snagging 44.6 boards per contest and has 850 dimes this season, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs have forced 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Spurs are giving up a FG percentage of 46.3% (1,408 of 3,038) and they surrender 48.0 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 4th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 834 conceded so far this season. They are relinquishing 37.7% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 7th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers walked away with a victory by a final of 127-101 when they played the Washington Wizards. The 76ers snagged 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in the game. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 13 steals in this contest. The Wizards were called for 16 fouls in the matchup which got the 76ers to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In relation to 3-point shots, Philadelphia made 11 of 21 attempts (52.4%). When all was said and done, the 76ers finished shooting 49 out of 90 from the floor which had them at 54.4%. The 76ers permitted the Wizards to convert 40 out of 82 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 48.8% for the game. They went 33.3% from distance by going 8 out of 24 and finished the game at 13 of 22 from the free throw line (59.1%). When talking about rebounds, Philadelphia permitted Washington to pull down 32 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Joel Embiid ended up having an impact for the 76ers in this matchup. He buried 8 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal rate of 72.7%, and added 7 rebounds. Embiid racked up 23 points in his 20:24 minutes of playing time and added 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He walked away with 3 assists in 29:57 mins on the court, and he converted 4 of 11 from the floor. Curry walked away from this one going 36.4% from the field in addition to earning 14 points and 4 boards.
Philadelphia has a mark of 26-12 so far this season. The 76ers are committing 19.9 fouls every game while shooting 78.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they cough up possession 15.5 times per contest. Philadelphia has earned 4,382 pts for the season (115.3 per contest) and they pull in 45.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the 76ers are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the league in PPG allowed with 110.7. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (5th in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense surrenders 36.9% on 3-point attempts (482 of 1,308) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 23.9 assists and 42.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 9th and 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (+4.5)
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