The NBA is giving us an eight-game slate on Friday, February 3, and this inter-conference clash is included, so make sure you read the best 76ers vs. Spurs betting pick and odds.
San Antonio is desperate to avoid the eighth consecutive defeat when they host Philadelphia at AT&T Center. The 76ers are -9.5 favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 236 points. These inter-conference rivals have met once this season, and the Spurs surprised the Sixers 114-105 in Philly.
76ers got their revenge against the Magic
The Philadelphia 76ers (33-17, 29-21-0 ATS) were on a seven-game winning streak before the Orlando Magic prevented them from getting the eighth in a row. However, the 76ers got their revenge in the very next game as they beat the Magic 105-94 at home. It was Philadelphia’s best defensive display in 2023 as the hosts limited the Magic to 37.9% from the field and allowed just six three-pointers and scored 14 on the other end. The Sixers also dominated assists (27-12).
Joel Embiid led the 76ers with a double-double of 28 points and team-high 11 rebounds. James Harden needed only a rebound to record a triple-double as he posted 26 points, game-high ten assists, and nine boards, but also committed seven turnovers. Tobias Harris contributed 16 points, five rebounds, five dishes, and two blocks.
Spurs can’t catch a break
The San Antonio Spurs (14-38, 23-39-0 ATS) managed to snap a five-game losing skid with a shocking win over the Brooklyn Nets but returned to losing ways and are currently on a seven-game losing run. The most recent loss came to the Sacramento Kings at home; the Spurs will conclude their four-game homestay with this tilt against Philadelphia on Friday. San Antonio did shoot well from the floor (54.5%) against the Kings but made only five free throws opposite Sacramento’s 15, which was the biggest difference in a 119-109 defeat.
Malaki Branham led the Spurs with 22 points and team-high five assists. Josh Richardson added 19 points, eight rebounds, and two steals, Keldon Johnson posted an 18/8/5 line, Jakob Poeltl recorded a double-double of 18 points and game-high 12 boards, while Zach Collins scored 14 points.
G Devin Vassell (knee) is out indefinitely. SG Romeo Langford (leg), PG Tre Jones (foot), and PF Jeremy Sochan (back) are questionable to face the Sixers on Friday.
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games overall
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven road games
- 8-2 ATS in the last ten games following a straight-up win of more than ten points
- 0-6 ATS in the last six games overall
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven home games
Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick
While Philadelphia’s offense is scoring only two points more per game than San Antonio’s, the biggest difference between these teams is the defense. The Sixers have the 4th best defense in the NBA that allows 110.7 ppg opposite the league-worst D that surrenders 122.3 ppg. The Spurs will likely be without Jones and Sochan for this Friday’s tilt, which is going to make things even harder for the hosts. I am backing Embiid, Harden, and co. to dominate this matchup and secure another easy victory.
Pick: Take the 76ers at -8.5 (-130)
Without Jones and Sochan, who are combining for around 23 points per contest this season, the Spurs will find it hard to hurt Philadelphia’s sturdy defense. I wouldn’t be surprised if the visitors manage to limit San Antonio to below 100 points here, just like they did to their opponents in two of the last six games (Portland and Orlando). Under is 8-2 in the last ten H2H meetings in San Antonio; Under is 9-3 in the Spurs’ previous 12 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, while Under is 6-2 in San Antonio’s last eight games following a double-digit loss at home.
Pick: Go Under 238.5 points (-130)