Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs 1/23/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting
Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs Preview
The Philadelphia 76ers (31-17) welcome the San Antonio Spurs (27-21) to the Wells Fargo Center tonight in a national TV interconference matchup.
Philadelphia won their last game and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games. They’ve also done well on their home court with a 20-5 record, giving the Spurs a tall task tonight. They are currently fourth in the East.
San Antonio lost their last game, and in the Western Conference, it seems the standings change on a nightly basis. San Antonio is now sixth in the West and they are 6-4 in their last 10.
This will be the conclusion of the regular season series between Philadelphia and San Antonio. In their last game on December 17, the Spurs came away with a huge 123-96 victory at home, with Rudy Gay leading the team in scoring with 21 points, and Ben Simmons leading Philadelphia with 16 points and six assists.
Time: 8:00pm ET
Arena: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia 76ers Starting Lineup
Philadelphia is still a perplexing team at this point of the season. They’ve had several games where they will beat top teams and turn around and lose big to a team that doesn’t seem to be of the same caliber.
They have done a number on some Western Conference teams lately though, beating Minnesota by 42, and most recently beating the Rockets by 28 on Monday. In that game, the 76ers allowed James Harden to get his points without allowing him to reach 40-plus points, and they stopped everyone else, limiting every starter not named Harden to a combined total of 14 points.
Landry Shamet has continued to play well off the bench. The rookie had 18 points on Monday and he is giving the team a boost when the starters go to the bench.
Against a thin Rockets front line, Joel Embiid feasted. He had 32 points and 14 rebounds as he was defended for a majority of the night by the much shorter and recently traded Keneth Faried.
San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup
The Spurs seemed to be starting a nice little streak. And then the undermanned Los Angeles Clippers came to town and simply outplayed the Spurs with both Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari out.
San Antonio will have to put that one in their rearview and focus ahead on Philadelphia.
DeMar DeRozan has continued to struggle lately. He sat out one game but continues to lead the Spurs in minutes played by over 90 minutes. While DeRozan was listed as out due to injury, he wasn’t so quick to blame it on an injury and said he just needed to continue working to get past his current slump.
DeRozan could use a slump-busting game, but the 76ers are a tough opponent to count on for that, but fortunately for the Spurs, Marco Belinelli has been playing lights out off the bench as he’s scored in double figures in his last six games.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds
Philadelphia is favored by four points to win at home tonight. The over/under is 226 points. The has been no movement on the moneyline since the 76ers opened at -175.
The 76ers are 20-5 at home and 25-8 as the favorite. San Antonio is 9-14 on the road and 12-12 as the underdog.
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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks
Tonight’s studs in Philadelphia are Joel Embiid ($10.8k) and LaMarcus Aldridge ($8.2k). They should provide a nice marquee matchup for tonight. Embiid has been on a tear lately and FanDuel has him projected for 48.19 points. Aldridge has remained consistent through DeRozan’s struggles, and he is expected to finish with 40.83 points.
If you’ve followed out 76ers preview this season, this will start to sound like a broken record, but J.J. Redick ($5.9k) remains a value, especially with a projection of 29.37 points. Like Redick, Rudy Gay ($5.5k) has been a consistent performer for the Spurs and through DeRozan’s struggles, he’s been the number two option on offense several times. FanDuel has him slated for 34.13 fantasy points tonight.
Find all of our Fanduel and Draftkings projections here: https://www.lineups.com/nba/nba-fantasy-basketball-projections.