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76ers vs Spurs Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

On Friday, one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers, will travel to face arguably the worst team in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs. However, the last two losses for the 76ers have been against teams you would expect them to beat, and the Spurs can attempt to keep games close.

The 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 105-94 on Wednesday, with Joel Embiid and James Harden leading the way. That same day, the Spurs lost 119-109 to the Sacramento Kings, pushing their losing streak to seven.

76ers vs Spurs Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
76ers vs Spurs Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report, and NBA lines for 76ers vs Spurs. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.

76ers’ Strange Hot Streak

The Philadelphia 76ers have hit a hot streak, going 8-2 in their last 10 games, with a big win over the top team in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets. Yet, they have gone 5-5 against the spread (ATS), and their two losses were against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Magic.

In the five games the 76ers did not cover, two of them were their losses. The other three they failed to cover as at least five-point favorites, winning those games by a combined six points.

Over the 10 games, Joel Embiid has continued his MVP case averaging 33.2 points and 10.7 rebounds. James Harden is playing like an All-Star, averaging 20.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 10.9 assists. The supporting cast is also stepping up. Tobias Harris is more comfortable in his role, while Tyrese Maxey is getting used to coming off the bench.

Despite that, there are still some concerns. On the season, the 76ers have the sixth-best defensive rating, but during the last 10 games, they are 18th. The defensive issues came up in the previous two losses, giving up 133 points to the Thunder and blowing a 21-point lead against the Magic, both losses at home.

Spurs Falling Semi-Gracefully

The San Antonio Spurs have the third-worst winning percentage in the NBA and are pushing for the best odds in the upcoming draft. It isn’t a terrible idea with Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson on the horizon.

However, there are some highlights between the terrible losses, especially regarding the potential young talent on the roster. While the Spurs have gone 2-8 ATS and lost seven straight, they have sometimes given their opponents issues. They recently forced the Phoenix Suns into overtime and were competitive against the Kings despite two crucial early injuries.

Keldon Johnson is not currently an All-Star caliber player but averaged 23.6 points in the losing streak. Sure, it seems like empty stats, but it still shows something is there for him to be a solid NBA player.

The Spurs’ rookie class has also been decent. Jeremy Sochan has started to find his shooting stroke, averaging 14.8 points over the last 10 games, and he is already solid at everything else, with 5.7 rebounds and three assists. But he is day-to-day after getting injured against the Kings. Throw in the 20th pick, Malaki Branham, who doesn’t get much playing time, but had 22 points in the last game.

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76ers vs Spurs Head-to-Head

The 76ers had been on a seven-game win streak against the Spurs before they played their first game this season. Despite Embiid having 40 points and 13 rebounds, the Spurs won 114-105, with six players in double figures.

76ers vs Spurs Game Information

  • Game: 76ers (33-17) vs Spurs (14-38)
  • Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Day/Time: Friday, Feb. 3, 8:00 p.m. EST
  • 76ers vs Spurs Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

76ers vs Spurs Betting Lines

76ers vs Spurs Picks and Prediction

The last time these teams played was under entirely different circumstances. The Spurs started the season hot, for some reason, and have not maintained that, while the 76ers were still feeling themselves out then but are a lot more solidified.

The 76ers have separated themselves as one of the top teams in the NBA and will look to make up for their October error against the Spurs. However, with such a big spread, the Spurs might be able to cover.

The Philadelphia 76ers are listed at -470 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the 76ers, you have a chance to win $21. The San Antonio Spurs are +355, offering a chance to win $355 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Philadelphia 76ers an 82.46% chance to win, with the San Antonio Spurs at 21.98%.

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