76ers At Spurs: Thursday, February 2 Picks Of The Day

San Antonio Spurs

Jordan Sharp

Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:49 PM GMT

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 6:49 PM GMT

Assuming Joel Embiid doesn’t make a surprise appearance in San Antonio on Thursday, this one should be over with quickly. But that’s exactly where you need to place your NBA Picks: on the 'over.'

Philadelphia 76ers At San Antonio Spurs

Although it’s not official, Joel Embiid didn’t not travel with the team to Texas, so it’s likely he won’t see the court tonight. That has me once again salivating over the Spurs’ team total.

We have dominated the sportsbooks betting the 'over' on the Spurs’ team totals this season when they play against fast-paced and poor defensive teams. With Embiid out for the Sixers, that puts Philadelphia in that category. Without Embiid on the court this season, the Sixers are giving up about 10 more points per 100 possessions. That should help the Spurs even more than the Sixers coming off a back-to-back tonight.

In games on no rest, the Sixers are 8-3 cashing the 'over' this season and their defense has been the reason why. In those 11 games, the Sixers are allowing 111.8 points per game. Plus, Embiid has been out most of those games, which gives us a great script to follow here.

For my NBA picks on this one, I’m taking the over and the Spurs’ team total 'over' for a trifecta of excellent NBA odds wagers tonight. The Sixers have now cashed the 'over' in seven straight games.

NBA Free Picks: 'Over' 211.5 & Spurs 'over' 114.5Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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