San Antonio Spurs at Philadelphia 76ers - 8/3/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (29-36) at Philadelphia 76ers (39-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory to build on their 2-0 record in bubble regular season games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Patty Mills is averaging 11.7 points and 1.8 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a bounce back showing after losing their bubble opener to the Indiana Pacers. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.8 points and 12 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 76ers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 10-4-1 in Spurs last 15 overall. The over is 7-0 in 76ers last 7 overall. The Spurs are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are going to be tested with them playing on the end of a back to back, but they've put together two winning performances and cashed in the underdog role both times. The Spurs are a veteran club that knows how to win in playoff games and this is pretty much their postseason just for a chance to make the postseason. The Philadelphia 76ers were a mess heading into the break and appear to still be there with them losing to the Pacers and allowing TJ Warren to go off. Embiid and his teammate also had to be separated on the sidelines. As talented as they are, the 76ers just don't feel right.
Give me the Spurs and the points.