Preview: Sixers look to notch first win tonight, hosting the lowly San Antonio Spurs
Listen, I know we’re all gonna be watching the Phillies, but I still need to write about the Sixers playing a game on Saturday night. Fresh off their nail-biting loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, they will host the San Antonio Spurs. The action is set to tip off at 6 p.m.
The Sixers got dealt a band hand opening the year against two conference contenders, but their schedule is starting to settle down. San Antonio is part of the epic race to the bottom of the standings for a top draft pick, essentially making this game a freebie.
Coming across a lowly opponent like this is a perfect chance for Joel Embiid and company to get a good win under their belts.
Note: Neither team submitted their injury report by the time this preview was written
Sixers vs. Spurs Betting Odds
Got to be honest here, if you’re placing money on this game with how hot all the other Philly sports teams are, you’re a madman. However, here are some of the odds for tonight’s matchup (via DraftKings).
The Sixers come in as 13-point favorites with the odds sitting at -110. Betting the money line would be an absolute waste of time as it currently sits at -950. However, given how the 76ers have looked the first two games of the season, Spurs ML at +650 might look juicy to some.
Moving over to player props, some of the key over/unders for points include Joel Embiid (27.5), James Harden (24.5), Tyrese Maxey (19.5), and Tobias Harris (14.5).
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Step away from the panic button
Following the loss to the Bucks, Sixers Twitter went into full doomsday mode in typical Sixers Twitter fashion. I am here to tell you to take a deep breath and step away from the panic button. It is only two games…they are going to play 80 more this year.
Plus, these games don’t even count. Sixers season doesn’t kick off until the Phillies win the World Series, everyone knows that. When six o’clock rolls around kick back, relax, and…get ready to watch the pregame show as the Phils are two wins away from going to the big dance. Even with the Sixers’ rocky start, this game should be over and done with by halftime.
Mandatory Credit: San Antonio Express