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Spurs home to 76ers in NBA betting action

Philadelphia 76ersSan Antonio Spurs
15-55March 24, 2014, 08:30 | AT&T Center53-16

The Spurs will look to boost their win total and cover the biggest NBA spread of the season when the 76ers tip off at AT&T Center on Monday in NBA play.

San Antonio was 21-point favorites at Bovada as the 76ers try to avoid their 25th straight loss.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 15-55 and 28-42 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 53-16 and 37-32 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 40-29, while the 76ers are 32-37-1.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the 76ers listed as 20-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 212 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Spurs - 76ers odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. San Antonio is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the 76ers sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-85 win for the Spurs.

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The 76ers were a 91-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (172) made winners of UNDER bettors. Thaddeus Young scored 28 points for Philadelphia on Saturday, but the Bulls managed a 91-81 victory over the 76ers at United Center.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 99-90 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Spurs covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tony Parker scored 20 points leading the Spurs to a 99-90 victory over Golden State at Oracle Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 7-ranked offense (105.2 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 30 at 110 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.74% from the field per game, more than the 76ers have managed so far this season (42.93% on average).

A few 76ers at Spurs trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 6 games
San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at Houston, Thursday, March 27th
San Antonio home to Denver, Wednesday, March 26th

 

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