San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The San Antonio Spurs (15-22) are on their way to Wells Fargo Center on Friday where they will play the Philadelphia 76ers (21-16).
The Spurs played the Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 99-97 in their last contest. San Antonio ended the game having earned a 47.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 88) and converted 10 out of their 26 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Spurs knocked down 5 of their 5 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 48 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 20 assists for the matchup as well as creating 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of defense, San Antonio allowed 44.4% from the floor on 40 of 90 shooting. Boston recorded 41 assists and had 19 steals for the game. On top of that, Boston collected 28 boards (13 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Boston finished shooting 88.9% at the charity stripe by making 8 of their 9 shots. They also made 9 of 28 shots from long range. With respect to fouls, the Spurs ended up with 13 and the Celtics recorded 8 fouls.
Dejounte Murray is a player who was important for this game. Murray finished the contest at 52.4% from the field and also earned 12 assists. He saw the court for 33 mins played and snagged 9 rebounds. He recorded 22 points on 11 out of 21 shooting.
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San Antonio comes into this contest with a record of 15-22 for the campaign. They have an average of 110.9 pts per contest (8th in basketball) while going 46.7% from the floor. The Spurs are hitting 35.5% on 3-point shots (399 of 1,125) and 72.6% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 46.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,043 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 3rd in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Spurs are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They rank 12th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 877 conceded so far this season. The Spurs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.9% (1,548 of 3,372) and they relinquish 46.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 35.6% from 3-point land and they rank 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers went home victorious with a score of 116-106 when they played the Magic. Concerning rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Orlando to get 33 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.8% from distance via 12 out of 39 and ended up going 14 of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). The 76ers permitted the Magic to bury 40 of 90 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4% for this game. Overall, the 76ers ended up going 43 for 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Philadelphia converted 12 out of 28 attempts (42.9%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. The Magic earned 19 personal fouls in this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The 76ers were able to collect 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the matchup.
Seth Curry ended up being a factor for the 76ers for the matchup. Curry earned 20 points in his 42 mins of playing time and tallied 12 dimes in the game. He converted 8 of 13 in this game for a field goal rate of 61.5%, and had 7 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 21-16 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are connecting on 46.0% from the field, which ranks 13th in the league. Philadelphia has accounted for 3,962 points this year (107.1 per game) and they average 42.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.7 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game. The 76ers have committed 19.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.8% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense allows 34.7% on 3-pointers (437 of 1,258) and their opposition knocks down 77.5% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 23.1 assists and 45.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 9th and 21st in the NBA. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG given up with 106.1. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the floor (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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