The San Antonio Spurs (5-10) look to snap their seven-game losing streak when they go head-to-head against the Philadelphia 76ers (9-5) at Wells Fargo Center. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 22, 2019, and will air on ESPN.
Philadelphia is an 8-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 224.5 points.
San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers Free Prediction
The Spurs are hoping for a better outcome after failing to cover as 2-point favorites in their 138-132 loss to the Washington Wizards in their last game. The total points for the game (270) finished well over the O/U total of 237.5. Washington’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over San Antonio. The Wizards had a rate of 0.685 (above their season average of 0.535), while the Spurs posted a mark of 0.591. DeMar DeRozan was San Antonio’s leading scorer with 31 points on 9-for-13 shooting.
The last time the 76ers were in action, they were victorious over the New York Knicks, 109-104, but failed to cover as 13-point favorites. The game’s total points (213) finished just over the O/U total of 210. The 76ers had a free throw rate of 0.202 (above their season average of 0.180) and had a turnover percentage of 9.1 (better than their season average of 14.6). Joel Embiid was the game’s high scorer with 23 points on 7-for-19 shooting from the field.
After splitting two games last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the last game, the 76ers won 122-120. Philadelphia out-rebounded San Antonio. The 76ers had more offensive rebounds (13 vs. five) and total rebounds (42 vs. 36).
San Antonio heads into the contest with records of 5-10 straight up (SU) and 2-12-1 against the spread (ATS). Of the Spurs’ 15 games, 10 have finished over the projected point total.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia is 9-5 SU and 7-7 ATS. Much like San Antonio, games involving the 76ers also tend to finish over the projected point total (57.1 percent).
The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. The Spurs rank third in offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 percent), while Philadelphia ranks first in defensive rebounding percentage (82.7 percent).
San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – 76ers
San Antonio is 1-5-1 ATS on the road with 5 overs and 2 unders.
Philadelphia is 2-3 ATS at home with 3 unders and 2 overs.
In games where they hold opponents under 100 points, Philadelphia is 4-0.
When reaching 100 points, the 76ers are 8-3 and the Spurs are 5-8.
Philadelphia ranks fifth in steals per game (8.9) while San Antonio ranks 26th (6.1).
The Spurs rank third in points off turnovers allowed per game (13.7) while the 76ers rank 21st (18.4).
Philadelphia ranks second in assists allowed per game (20.1) while San Antonio ranks 19th (25.1).
The 76ers rank fifth in points in the paint per game (51.7) while the Spurs rank 19th (45.6).
Philadelphia ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (30.4) while San Antonio ranks 29th (25.5).
The 76ers rank fifth in blocks allowed per game (4.2) while the Spurs rank 12th (4.8).
Philadelphia ranks 18th in fast break points per game (12.9) while San Antonio ranks 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (14.7).
The 76ers rank first in rebounds allowed per game (40.4) while the Spurs rank sixth (43.7).
Philadelphia leads the NBA with 9.9 second chance points allowed per game while San Antonio is fourth with 11.2 second chance points allowed per game.
Over its last five games, San Antonio is 0-4-1 ATS with 5 overs.
Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders over its last five games.
The Spurs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, up from 2.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 107.4 points per game (2.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 107.0 points per game (0.5 above their season average).