24 Jan

2024 NBA picks, Jan. 22 predictions from proven computer model

The Philadelphia 76ers (28-13) will return home and aim for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the San Antonio Spurs (8-34) on Monday night. Philadelphia won back-to-back road games over the weekend, beating the Magic and Hornets. San Antonio snapped a four-game losing streak with a 131-127 win at Washington on Saturday, but it still has the worst record in the Western Conference. This is the first of two meetings between these teams this season, with the rematch slated for April.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Sixers are favored by 14 points in the latest Spurs vs. 76ers odds, while the over/under is 237 points, per SportsLine consensus. Before entering any 76ers vs. Spurs picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 48-25 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning over $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on San Antonio vs. Philadelphia. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Spurs vs. 76ers:

76ers vs. Spurs spread: 76ers -14
76ers vs. Spurs over/under: 237 points
76ers vs. Spurs money line: 76ers: -1097, Spurs: +696
76ers vs. Spurs picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia got off to a slow start this month when it lost three of its first four games, but it has responded with a five-game winning streak. The 76ers beat the Kings and Nuggets during a three-game homestand before beating the Magic and Hornets on the road over the weekend. Reigning MVP Joel Embiid posted a double-double with 33 points and 10 rebounds, scoring at least 30 points for the 20th consecutive game.

The 76ers are sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference standings, despite playing without Embiid for 10 games. They were without several important key role players on Saturday, but Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Tyrese Maxey added 16. Philadelphia has covered the spread in four of its last five games, and it has covered in 10 of its last 13 home games. De’Anthony Melton (back) is out for Monday. See which team to pick here.

Why the Spurs can cover
San Antonio picked up its eighth win of the season on Saturday, springing an outright upset at Washington as a 2-point underdog. The Spurs erased a 12-point deficit in the final five minutes, as Victor Wembanyama returned from a one-game absence to score 24 points and grab eight rebounds. Guard Tre Jones nearly posted a triple-double, finishing with 11 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Wembanyama, who has been on a minutes’ restriction, played 28 minutes against the Wizards, including critical moments down the stretch. He leads the team with 19.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, while Devin Vassell is adding 17.8 points. The Spurs have quietly been underrated by the betting market in recent weeks, covering the spread in eight of their last 10 games. Zach Collins (ankle) is questionable for Monday. See which team to pick here.

How to make 76ers vs. Spurs picks
The model has simulated Spurs vs. Sixers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that has is hitting in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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