San Antonio Spurs (26-12) at Philadelphia 76ers (17-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -1 -- Over/Under: 204.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 22 points and 8.4 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 13.5 points and 1.7 assists. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Pau Gasol is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last eight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing six rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their last five home games.
The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Spurs are 5-12 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Philadelphia, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The older San Antonio Spurs are on the end of a back to back and playing a young, atheltic 76ers squad at home. The Spurs have failed to cover five straight on the end of a back to back, while the 76ers are starting to string wins together again. This is a game where the younger team is going to look to push the pace and tke advantage of older, tired legs. I'm siding with the 76ers in pretty much this toss up contest.