Free NBA Pick: Spurs vs. 76ers NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-15) San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers (26-12)
Date: Sunday, March 14th
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Spurs + 110 | 76ers -130
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 225.5
Sunday, March 14th the San Antonio Spurs will meet the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time this season.
Last season, the squads played twice with the 76ers taking both contests. The Spurs hold the slim edge in all-time victories with 58 wins in the team’s 97 meetings.
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The Spurs finally got all four players back who had been dealing with COVID-19. Keldon Johnson was out 15 days missing three games. Rudy Gay and Derrick White both missed five games. Devin Vassell was out almost a month missing six games.
Things could’ve been worse for the Spurs but the league postponed three games plus they had the All-Star break. For example, Jimmy Butler missed 10 games while he dealt with the virus, and the Raptors coaches plus Pascal Siakam have already missed five with the other four players missing four games.
The other big news is the Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge have mutually agreed to part ways with San Antonio seeking a trade partner for the big man.
With most of their players back the Spurs will be without DeMar DeRozan who’ll be attending his Father’s funeral.
San Antonio will have a busy second half with 40 games to play having played two already splitting the games with a loss to Dallas and a win versus the Magic.
Their defense was humming in the match Friday as they held the Magic to 10 and 13 points in the second and fourth quarters respectively and a final tally of 77 points.
Gay led the way with 19 points while Dejounte Murray and Derrick White each scored 17. Patty Mills (13) and Johnson (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
When Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were pulled from the All-Star game for contract tracing no doubt there was concern the situation could rapidly turn into something similar to what the Spurs put behind them and what the Raptors are currently dealing with.
Fortunately, that didn’t happen as Embiid returned to the court Friday to play the Wizards missing only one game and Simmons is expected to return on Sunday having missed two.
But Embiid’s luck was short-lived as he got injured in the Wizards contest when he landed awkwardly after a dunk hyperextending his leg.
Fortune seems to follow the big man however as the gruesome-looking landing didn’t cause major damage to his knee other than a bone bruise. While he’ll miss at least two weeks it could’ve been much worse.
Prior to the injury, Embiid registered 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in just 20 minutes. Shake Milton (18), Tobias Harris (14), Seth Curry (14), and Danny Green (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
The positives are Ben Simmons is expected back and the 76ers are 16-3 at home. Now for the not-so-good news. Philly is 2-5 in the seven games, Joel Embiid has missed this season. Simmons was out in two of those same seven games (1-1).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
The moral of the story is the 76ers don’t play nearly as well without their big man which could prove problematic for the 76ers. So the question is precisely how lucky is that Liberty bell?
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