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76ers vs Warriors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors
  • Where: San Francisco at Chase Center
  • Date: Friday, March 24th
  • Betting Odds GS -5, PHI +162 | GS -200 O/U OFF

So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 49-23, while going 42-29-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The 76ers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Bulls by a score of 116-91. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Philadelphia played well enough in the second half to prevent the Bulls from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 28 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was De’Anthony Melton, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

The Warriors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-36. So far, the team has gone 34-39-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Golden State will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 7.5 points.

Golden State is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Mavericks. Going into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread. Their 127-125 victory was not enough to cover. This was a highly contested matchup, as Golden State was not able to extend their lead in the second half as they went into halftime with a 2 point lead. Leading the team in scoring was Jonathan Kuminga, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 81.8% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the 76ers picked up the 118-106 win over the Warriors. The 76ers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 9.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Last year, the 76ers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Warriors, averaging 99.0 points per game. Like the 76ers, the Warriors scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 104.5 points per game vs Philadelphia. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the 76ers hold the edge at 3-2. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 0 points per game. In these contests, they averaged a combined 208 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 72 games, the 76ers are averaging 115.4 points per contest, placing them 13th in the NBA. So far, the 76ers are averaging 97.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 24th in made shots per game.

Defensively, the 76ers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.33 points per contest (8th).

Right now there are question marks across the board heading into this game for the 76ers as there is a chance they will be without their two leading scorers vs the Warriors. Before getting any money down on this game, be sure to check who is available, as Joel Embiid and James Harden have a combined scoring average of 54.6 points per game. For the season, Embiid is 4th in the NBA in player efficiency and 1st in usage percentage. Through 59 games, he has a field goal percentage of 54.7%. If he is able to take the floor, he will be facing a defense that is 14th in points allowed to centers.

The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 2nd ranked offense at 118.4 points per game. So far, Golden State is averaging 101.9 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 6th team in made field goals per contest.

Defensively, the Warriors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 105.46 points per contest (3rd).

Point-Guard Jordan Poole currently leads the Warriors at 20.1 points per game. For the season, he is 29th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 17.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Poole is averaging 2.7 boards and 4.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 3rd ranked defense at defending point-guards. Stephen Curry enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 48 games, he is averaging 29.6 and is 13th in the league in player efficiency rating.

76ers vs Warriors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Warriors -5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF