76ers vs. Spurs - 12/1/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (11-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-16)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +13.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSN
The San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers play Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have won seven straight games and are coming off a Sunday win over Boston. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 98.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 92.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 17.8 points and 5.5 assists while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. Tim Duncan has 16 rebounds in his last two games and Manu Ginobili is shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc. The San Antonio Spurs seem to have found their groove after a rocky start and have topped 100 points in their last three games. However, with this being a four-game road trip, you always have to be careful of the Spurs resting some guys around this time.
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The Philadelphia 76ers still have yet to win a game but have kept their last two losses to single digits. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and are allowing 105.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while K.J. McDaniels is scoring 10.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Nerlens Noel is 7-14 from the field in his last two games. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing teams to shoot 48.9 percent from the field in their last five games and now just lost their leading scorer in Tony Wroten to a knee injury. While the 76ers are trying to be more competitive and get in the win column, they just lack the talent at both ends to finish games against even decent teams.
The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference. The Spurs are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Philadelphia and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Possibly the most talented team in the league against arguably the worst NBA team of all time. I just can't take the points here. The best bet would be avoiding this altogether but the Spurs is the play if you really want to watch bad basketball.