San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers

The San Antonio Spurs travel to the Philadelphia 76ers this evening as 4-point road favorites.  The over/under total for the game is set at 197.  The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to improve on their NBA best record of 44-8.

Not only do the Spurs have the best record overall in the NBA, they also have the best record against the spread of 33-19.  The Spurs are 15-2 in their last 17 games overall.  They defeated Toronto on Wednesday as eight-point road favorites 111-100.  The combined 211 points went er the 201-point total.  It was just the 5th time in the last 17th Spurs game that the game went er.  Dejuan Blair scored 28 points in the game for the Spurs and George Hill chipped in with 18.  San Antonio has covered in six of its last seven away games.  The Spurs are 13-6 against the spread verses teams from the Eastern Conference.  San Antonio ranks third in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting at a 47.4 percent rate.  They are also 6th in scoring at 103.9 points per game.

The Philadelphia 76ers are also a profitable team to bet on.  They are 14-7 against the spread in games that they are an underdog.  The 76ers have also covered 13 of their first 20 home games.  Philadelphia missed covering in its last game, losing 99-95 as one-point home underdogs to the Orlando Magic.  The game against the Magic went der the total of 197.  The der has won in the 76ers last seven home games.

San Antonio easily won the first meeting between these teams on November 13th winning 116-93 as 10-point home favorites.  The combined 209 points went er the 204-point total.  Tony Parker led all scorers in the game with 24 points.  I expect a similar result in the game tonight.  San Antonio has played so well this year, and play so well as a team I expect them to come away with this road victory.  The 76ers may keep it competitive for 3 quarters but in the 4th I expect the Spurs to pull away.  I will lay the 4-points and take the Spurs.  I will also play the der in the game as Philadelphia will need to slow play if they have any chance of pulling off this upset.


San Antonio Spurs -4 Philadelphia 76ers

Under 197

February 11, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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