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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/4/13

Golden State Warriors (2-1) at Philadelphia 76ers (3-0)

NBA Basketball: Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +7 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds

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The surprising Philadelphia 76ers look to remain unbeaten on Monday night as they host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from Wells Fargo Arena.

Head to head, the Warriors are 1-4 in their last 5 meetings and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia while the home team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Warriors on the other hand are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/4/13

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Low and behold, the Philadelphia 76ers are the talk of the NBA after their perfect 3-0 start to open the new season. Nearly every publication out there had Philly pegged as one of, if not, the worst team in the entire league for this upcoming season. However, the 76ers have looked anything but on their way to a perfect record through the first week of action. Granted, it’s still very early on, but the signs are positive for this young squad with impressive victories over the reigning champion Miami Heat in their season opener and then against the Chicago Bulls in their last outing. Evan Turner and Thad Young have been brilliant so far, but it’s been rookie Michael Carter-Williams that has been turning heads, with averages of 20.7 points, nine assist, nearly five rebounds to go along with a shade over four steals per game in his first three games.

The Golden State Warriors have also started the season well, winning two of their first three games. Although the Warriors fell to the Clippers 126-115 (the most entertaining game of the season thus far) in their sole road game, they have been lights out at Oracle Arena, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings by an average of 21 points. Not only that, those two games were virtually over by half time as they led the Lakers by 19 and the Kings by 20 at the major break.

Who would of thought a week ago that the Philadelphia 76ers would be involved in a game where the over/under line is at 211.5 (highest line of the season thus far) and rising? It’s not hard to see why either as their totals this season have gone: 224, 211 and 211. The Warriors on the other hand went well under in their last game against Sacramento, but only cause they didn’t really need to score after half time. Their first two games of the season finished on 219 and a whopping 241. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I kind of like the over!

Why wouldn’t I take the 76ers getting seven points against the Warriors tonight? Here we have a young confident team that has already shown us they can take down some of the leagues elite teams in Miami and Chicago. Philly does rely on those four players (Young, Turner, Hawes and MCW) for virtually everything, but that should only start to be a problem during the middle to latter stages of the season. This should be a great game....

Dan’s Pick: Philly +7

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