Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors betting tips and predictions for Friday’s NBA game on ESPN. Philadelphia aims to win a 6th game in a row at home as they welcome the shorthanded Golden State Warriors. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Things have been going smoothly for the 76ers lately as they’ve been able to connect 5 wins in a row at home for the first time in a while. James Harden is putting up solid numbers as the point guard, while Joel Embiid is averaging almost 36 points at Wells Fargo Center. They will be tough to beat moving forward, especially when Tyrese Maxey returns from injury.
This team has been particularly good against the spread in home games, covering in 11 of 15 outings this season and making a lot of bettors money. This has also been the case in head-to-head meetings with the Warriors at home, they’ve covered in 12 of the last 15 meetings and also have 5 wins in 6 games against teams from the Pacific Division.
Golden State Warriors
We’re all aware of the road form woes for the Warriors this season, they are just 2-13 SU in 15 games played. And now, things are getting even worse with the latest injury to Stephen Curry who will be out for several weeks after hurting his shoulder in the loss at Indiana the other night.
Andrew Wiggins is already out, plus Draymond Green is questionable with a quad issue. That means the only two reliable offensive options here will be Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole, which could be problematic against this Sixers team. Without Curry in the line-up the Warriors are without a win in all 3 games this season, and are averaging just 103 points per game. They’ve got just 2 wins in their last 6 games played in the month of December.
Even with all of their stars available, these Warriors tend to struggle on the road. Philadelphia will be too much to overcome for them, especially Embiid who they don’t have an answer for. Take Philly to cover at home.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Odds
This game has all the potential to end with a low amount of points. That’s been the trend over the last 10 meetings between these teams, with 6 of them going under the total and an average of 221.2 points per game scored. In 15 home games the Sixers have a 6-9 record on the O/U, so despite them going over in 4 of their last 5 most recent games I think we can expect a lower total tonight.
The Warriors are simply missing way too many players to compete with Philly on offense, their last 5 of 7 games vs East teams have all gone under the total. In the 3 most recent games between the Warriors and Sixers we saw only 203.3 points per game scored with the total going under in all 3 games. Those trends will continues tonight, so let’s back the under here.