- The Golden State Warriors are 2.5-point home favorites over the Philadelphia 76ers in their NBA game slated for Friday, March 24
- Philadelphia has won two straight from Golden State, including a 118-106 victory earlier this season
- The Warriors are 8-0 straight up and against the spread at home since Feb. 13
The Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, 42-29-1 ATS) are the hottest team in the NBA, but they’ll be underdogs as they play the second game of a four-game road trip against the Golden State Warriors (38-36, 34-39-1 ATS).
The reigning NBA champion Warriors, who have won and covered in each of their last eight home games, are 2.5-point favorites over the visiting 76ers. Philadelphia is 5-1 against the spread in the last six games.
76ers vs Warriors Odds
|Philadelphia 76ers||+2.5 (-110)||+170||OFF|
|Golden State Warriors||-2.5 (-110)||-200||OFF|
At 42-29-1, the Sixers are the third-best ATS team in the NBA. Only three NBA teams have won more home games than the 29-7 Warriors.
This game is being broadcast by NBA TV in the USA and NBA League Pass in Canada. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00pm ET at the Chase Center on Friday, March 24.
Odds as of March 23 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The 76ers are the fifth betting choice in the NBA championship odds at +900. Right behind them in sixth at a betting line of +1000 are the Warriors.
76ers vs Warriors Betting Trends
When it comes to the NBA public betting trends, moneyline players are with the Sixers. Philadelphia is drawing 60% of handle and 53% of bets. Spread bettors are divided on the outcome. On the handle, 54% are backing the Warriors. Spread bettors are going 55% in favor of Philadelphia.
A total has not been set for this game. Four of Philadelphia’s last six games went under. On the other hand, seven of Golden State’s last nine games went over.
Philadelphia vs Golden State Injury Report
Two key players for the 76ers are listed as day-to-day in the NBA starting lineups. Philadelphia center Joel Embiid, a top contender in the NBA MVP odds, left Wednesday’s 116-91 win at Chicago with mild right calf tightness.
Joel Embiid and James Harden both listed as questionable against the Warriors tomorrow night. Nobody unexpected on Warriors side of injury report. Same players available as the Dallas game.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 23, 2023
Shooting guard James Harden and power forward Jalen McDaniels both missed Wednesday’s game. Harden was sidelined by left Achilles soreness, and McDaniels was out due to right hip soreness. Both Embiid and Harden are expected to play on Friday.
Four Golden State players are out. Small forward Andrew Wiggins is missing for personal reasons. Forward Andre Iguodala (left wrist surgery), SG Gary Payton (abdomen) and guard Ryan Rollins (foot fracture) are also out.
76ers Heating up at Right Time
Philadelphia’s eight-game win streak ended via a 109-105 home-court loss to Chicago. However, the Sixers avenged that loss by opening their road trip with a win over the Bulls. SG Tyrese Maxey netted a game-high 25 points in the win.
PF Tobias Harris just missed a double-double with 20 points and nine rebounds in that game. In March, Harris is showing per-game averages of 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He’s also hitting 3.0 3-pointers per night while shooting 62.8% from the field.
Warriors Clinging to Sixth in West
A road win on Wednesday over the Dallas Mavericks kept the Warriors sixth overall in the West. They’re half a game ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jonathan Kuminga's last three games:
24 PTS | 8-16 FG | 8 REB
17 PTS | 7-9 FG | 4 AST
22 PTS | 9-11 FG | 2 STL
Level up 📶 pic.twitter.com/I0ZlOMhDBQ
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 23, 2023
Golden State PF Jonathan Kuminga has topped 20 points in two of the past three games. PF Draymond Green delivered three steals and a season-high four blocks in the win. Center Kevon Looney provided a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds during only 28 minutes on the floor.
76ers vs Warriors Prediction
The Warriors are night and day between home and away. The Dallas victory was their second road win in a row after 11 straight losses. At the Chase Center, Golden State is 12-1 SU and 10-3 ATS over the past 13 games. The Warriors are also 8-2 SU in the past 10 home games against Philly.
However, Golden State is just 1-4 ATS in the past five games. The 76ers are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 games against the Warriors. Philly is 7-7 ATS as a road underdog. But they’re 3-1 both SU and ATS in their last four games as the betting underdog.
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +2.5 (-110)
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