San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game at AT&T Center. Philadelphia looks to avenge an embarrassing loss from earlier in the season against the Spurs as the two teams meet for the 2nd time this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
San Antonio Spurs
These two teams actually met in what was the 3rd game of the season for both teams and the Spurs came out on top by 9 points. A lot has changed since, San Antonio is one of the worst teams in the league right now with a 14-38 SU record plus they’re riding a 7-game losing streak entering tonight’s game.
Romeo Langford, Tre Jones and Jeremy Sochan have all been downgraded to out for tonight’s game, so they could struggle once again with depth here. In their last 8 home games they’ve been able to mustard just one win, and against tonight’s opponent the Sixers they’ve gone just 2-8 SU in the last 10 meetings.
The story coming out of Philadelphia these days revolves mostly around James Harden getting snubbed for the All-Star game despite posting 21.4 points and 11 assists per game. The Sixers are also winning, they are currently 3rd in the East with a 33-17 SU record after 50 games so it is really surprising that they didn’t have two all-stars in this year’s game. Joel Embiid made the team, only as a reserve though and he’s been on a mission to prove everyone he deserves a starting spot.
The big fella had 40 points in the loss to San Antonio earlier this season, they seem like the perfect team for him to have another big night. If he plays that is, according to the latest injury report the 76ers have listed him as questionable with a foot problem. Sixers are on a 8-1 SU run in 9 games, they’ve won their last 7 on the road and have covered the spread in 5 of 7 overall.
Embiid or no Embiid, the Sixers should be winning this easily. San Antonio is on pace to be one of the worst teams in the league, they are 9.5 underdogs for a reason here. Expect Harden to have a big night, and Philly to dominate.
San Antonio Spurs vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Odds
If there is something the Spurs do on a consistent basis these days it’s scoring the ball. They don’t play much defense and as a result they are 16-13 on the O/U at home this season. The over has cashed 14 times in their last 20 games, bettors have made a lot of money consistently backing that bet in their games. Head-to-head meetings have also been productive on that bet with 4 of the last 6 cashing.
We saw only 219 points in the 1st meeting of the season, but that was almost 3 months ago and both teams have figured things out way better on offense since then. San Antonio is dead last in defensive efficiency, while the Sixers rank 7th in offensive efficiency. This game will be played at a fast pace, Spurs are 7th averaging 103.5 possessions per game. I’m expecting a high scoring game, back the over.