Warriors vs. 76ers - 12/30/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (4-25) at Golden State Warriors (24-5)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -18 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB
The Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors play Tuesday night at the ORACLE Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost seven of their last nine games and continue a lengthy road trip. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting and are allowing 102.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Tony Wroten is averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 assists while Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Robert Covington is the third player averaging double-digit points and Henry Sims is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers continue to stink up the joint on both ends of the court, especially on the offensive end where they’re shooting 28.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The 76ers have scored less than 100 points in six straight games. However, all of the 76ers four wins this season have come on the road.
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The Golden State Warriors have split their last six games and would love to get some momentum going here. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 107.4 points on 47.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.1 points and 7.6 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Draymond Green is shooting 44.3 percent from the field and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors have lost their way defensively during this rocky stretch, as they’re allowing teams to shoot 46.2 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from deep in their last five games. The Warriors are 16-0 SU this season when allowing less than 100 points. Festus Ezeli is expected to miss this game with an ankle injury.
The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Golden State and the favorite is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
I know just how horrible the 76ers are and just how deadly the Warriors can be. However, the 76ers are still a professional basketball team with paid players. Nearly 20 points? While the best bet may be avoiding this game altogether, I can't turn down the truckload of points here just from a value stand point.