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Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the 76ers tip off at AT&T Center on Saturday in NBA play.
This season the Spurs are 26-9 overall and 21-13-1 ATS against the number, while the 76ers are 15-19 and 15-19 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, San Antonio is 18-17 on the OU, and Philadelphia is 19-15.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated 76ers taking on the No. 3-rated Spurs in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 106-95 win for the Spurs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 105.2 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 8 at 96.2 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.5 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 109-85 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Philadelphia was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 109-85 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 100-83 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Spurs got 12 points from Gary Neal, but it was New York that prevailed in a 100-83 final on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few 76ers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio's last 14 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia home to Brooklyn, Tuesday, January 8
San Antonio at New Orleans, Monday, January 7