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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, PA
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia +5.5
TV Channel
ABC
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The Golden State Warriors travel to the Wells Fargo Center to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

The Golden State Warriors were running through teams for most of the season, but they’ve been in a bit of a slump lately as they’ve lost four of their last six games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling to the Magic in a 103-96 road loss on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team in scoring with 33 points on 12 of 33 shooting from the field, while Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins each scored 21 points. As a team, the Warriors shot just 40 percent from the field and nine of 40 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in control of the game when they outscored the Magic by 30-11 in the third quarter to lead by as many as 13 points before the Magic turned the tide with a decisive 17-4 run in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant was rested for the game while Andre Iguodala was out with an illness. With the loss, Golden State fell to 43-19 overall and 20-11 on the road.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been on a nice run lately as they’ve won six of their past eight games and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after sneaking past the Thunder in a 108-104 road win on Thursday. Tobias Harris drained five 3-pointers to lead the team with 32 points, Jimmy Butler added 20 points with eight rebounds and eight assists while Ben Simmons racked up a triple-double of 11 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 45 percent from the field and 12 of 31 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 37 points in the first quarter before having to hold off a late rally from the

Looking at the betting trends, the Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a win and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 home games against a team with a road record above .600.

Head to head, the under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings, the Warriors are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia.

Thompson is currently listed as questionable for Saturday with a sore right knee while the 76ers will be without their big men and Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic. The 76ers beat the Warriors by 113-104 back on Jan 31 and they’ve been red-hot ever since, while the Warriors are going through their worst stretch of the season as they’ve lost four of six. The Warriors are only 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and I think that trend continues as I have the 76ers pulling off the upset once again.

 

Pick:
Philadelphia +5.5
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