San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 10/22/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is the location where the Philadelphia 76ers will compete against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
The Spurs faced off with the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 129-102 in their last game. San Antonio ended the game with a 40.4% field goal percentage (40 out of 99) and knocked down 7 out of their 34 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Spurs converted 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 44 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 22 dimes in this contest while creating 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 51.1% from the field on 48 of 94 shooting. Charlotte distributed 26 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. On top of that, Charlotte totaled 51 rebounds (14 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Charlotte finished the contest at 87.0% when shooting free throws by burying 20 of 23 attempts. They also buried 13 out of their 29 shots from downtown. In reference to fouls, the Spurs finished with 19 while the Hornets totaled 20 fouls.
Keldon Johnson is someone who played a role in the game. He totaled 20 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Johnson finished the contest at 47.1% from the floor and dished out 4 assists.
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San Antonio will take the court with a record of 0-1 on the campaign. They are turning it over 15.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 44.0 boards per game and has 22 dimes this year, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are shooting 20.6% on shots from beyond the arc (7 of 34) and 71.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 102.0 points per outing (29th in the NBA) while hitting 40.4% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 21st in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 26 conceded this season. The Spurs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 51.1% (48 of 94) and they surrender 51.0 boards per game as a unit. They give up 44.8% from 3-point land and they are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (129.0).
In their last game, the 76ers went home defeated by a final of 90-88 against the Bucks. When discussing rebounds, Philadelphia allowed Milwaukee to snag 48 in total (7 offensive). They went 31.0% from three-point range by going 13 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 14 from the charity stripe (64.3%). The 76ers allowed the Bucks to convert 34 of 84 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 40.5% in the game. Overall, the 76ers ended up shooting 36 for 83 from the floor which had them shooting 43.4%. With regard to 3-point shots, Philadelphia buried 5 of 24 attempts (20.8%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. The Bucks were called for 16 personal fouls in the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 13 shots. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The 76ers were able to snag 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 44 for this game.
James Harden was important for the 76ers in the game. Harden scored 31 points in his 40 minutes on the court and added 9 dimes in this game. He buried 13 of 24 in this contest giving him a rate of 54.2%, and tallied 8 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 0-2 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which ranks 11th in the league. Philadelphia has scored 205 points this season. They are earning an assist 16.5 times per game (30th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per game. The 76ers are committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 85.4% from the free throw line.
The Philadelphia defense concedes 32.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (25 of 77) and their opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.0 assists and 42.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 17th and 13th in the NBA. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the league in PPG surrendered with 108.0. They are able to force 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.2% from the field (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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