Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction & Betting Preview – May 2, 2021
Philadelphia 76ers (42-21) vs. San Antonio Spurs (31-31) on this Sunday NBA game with the odds listing the Sixers as a -5 point road favorite.
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Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Sunday, May 2, 2021 basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs. The DraftKings NBA odds currently have Philadelphia as -5 point favorites and the total at 221.5 points.
These two teams last played each other in the middle of March where the 76ers at home covered the spread with a 134-99 blowout win. In that matchup, Philadelphia had a monster offensive performance going 57% from the field and 52% from 3-point land. The 76ers also out rebounded the Spurs by 22 total rebounds and were able to hold them to just to 4 total 3-pointers made. For that game, Derrick White led San Antonio with 17 points, but this go around he won’t be on the floor due to his season ending ankle injury that he suffered this week.
Philadelphia is currently just a half of game back from that top spot in the Eastern Conference after picking up three wins in a row. In those last 3 games the 76ers played the best defense in league only giving up an average of 92.3 points while scoring an average of 124.7 points.
Philadelphia is 12-6 straight up in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Western Conference and the total has gone under in 10 of the Sixers last 14 games.
San Antonio on the other hand have lost their last two games which puts them a game back from that eight seed in the Western Conference. With the Grizzlies above them and the Warriors right on their tail, the chances of making the playoffs this season aren’t looking so strong.
The Spurs are coming off a thrilling overtime game on Friday Night where they lost 143-140 to the Celtics, where Jayson Tatum put up a career high 60 points. San Antonio in the last three games have had the best offense in the league putting up an average of 132.3 point, but they’ve also had the worst defense in the league, giving up an average of 134 points. Those stats are also a bit skewed due to that high scoring overtime game.
The Spurs are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games at home and the total has gone under in 6 of San Antonio’s last 9 games.
In this Philadelphia 76ers vs San Antonio Spurs game, we’re rolling with the 76ers First Half -2.5 points and laying that -110 price
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