San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Wells Fargo Center
The Line: Philadelphia -4.5 --
|TV Channel||Stream live sports and ESPN originals on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Start your 7-day free trial today!|
The San Antonio Spurs and the Philadelphia 76ers do battle at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been in great form as they’ve won eight of their last 12 games and they were going for a third straight win before falling short against the Clippers in a 103-95 road loss on Sunday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the team with 30 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 19 points while Marco Belinelli chipped in with 12 points off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 46 percent from the field and eight of 19 from the 3-point line but they were always trailing the Clippers after falling behind by double digits in the first quarter. Defensively, the Spurs did a decent job on the Clippers except for Tobias Harris who proved to be a matchup nightmare. With the loss, San Antonio fell to 27-21 overall and 18-7 at home.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been building some nice momentum with eight wins in their last 11 games and they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the streaking Rockets in a 121-93 home win on Monday. Ben Simmons led the team with 32 points and 14 rebounds in just 27 minutes of action, Luke Shamet added 18 points off the bench while JJ Redick chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the 76ers shot 48 percent from the field and eight of 23 from the 3-point line as they took a 15-point lead going into halftime, before they blew out the game with a 29-13 third quarter. With the dominant win, Philadelphia improved to 31-17 overall and 20-5 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games against a team above .600, 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, 27-10 ATS in their last 37 home games against a team with a losing road record and 41-19-1 ATS in their last 61 against the Western Conference.
Head to head, the under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings, the Spurs are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Spurs have already beaten the 76ers by 123-96 back on Dec 17 but a lot has changed since then as the Spurs are a in a nice groove while the 76ers look to have a nice rhythm with Jimmy Butler in the lineup. I’m tempted to go with the Spurs as the road underdog, but they are just 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia. With that being said, I think there will be extra impetus for the 76ers to get this win after getting routed in their last meeting, so I'm taking them to get the win and cover here.