Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 2/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs will go up against the Philadelphia 76ers at AT&T Center on Friday.
The 76ers took the court against the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 105-94 in their last game. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.6% field goal percentage (34 out of 78) and knocked down 14 of 35 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the 76ers made 23 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 88.5%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 43 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 27 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to defending, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 37.9% from the field on 33 out of 87 shooting. Orlando earned 12 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Orlando snagged 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Orlando ended up shooting 75.9% at the charity stripe by making 22 of their 29 tries. They also buried 6 of their 38 shots from three-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the 76ers left the arena with 24 while the Magic accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. Embiid finished the game shooting 52.9% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. He played for 35 mins and snagged 11 boards. He recorded 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting.
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Philadelphia enters this one with a record of 33-17 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Philadelphia is snagging 40.7 rebounds per game and has 1,265 assists on the year, which has them ranked 17th in basketball in terms of passing. The 76ers are shooting 38.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (643 of 1,671) and 82.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.5 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while hitting 48.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the 76ers have forced 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.2% from beyond the arc while they are 4th in the league in points per game from their opponents (110.7). The 76ers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (2,014 of 4,281) and they surrender 42.2 boards per game as a group. They are 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,194 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 119-109 against the Kings. The Spurs were able to corral 32 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 40 for the game. They turned it over 18 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Kings committed 13 fouls in this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, San Antonio converted 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs shot 48 for 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.5%. The Spurs allowed the Kings to make 48 of their 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.3% in the matchup. They finished shooting 29.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 of 27 and finished the game at 15 of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). In the matter of rebounds, San Antonio permitted Sacramento to collect 34 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Malaki Branham was important for the Spurs for the matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 13 in the matchup for a rate of 69.2%, and totaled 1 rebound. Branham recorded 22 points in his 32 minutes on the court and earned 5 dimes in this matchup.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 14-38 for the year. As an offense, the Spurs are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA. San Antonio has totaled 5,851 points this season (112.5 per contest) and they average 43.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 27.2 times per game (3rd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.3 times per game. The Spurs are committing 19.8 fouls per game and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe.
The San Antonio defense concedes 40.1% on shots from 3-point land (664 of 1,656) and opponents are knocking down 77.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 26.6 assists and 43.5 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 30th and 14th in the league. The Spurs are ranked 30th in the league in PPG allowed with 122.3. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 51.0% from the floor (30th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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