Warriors Favored at Chase Center
The Golden State Warriors come off consecutive wins, which is enough to see NBA lines install them at -5 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.
With the playoffs rapidly approaching, the 76ers and Warriors are keen to start showcasing their best basketball, so bettors should expect a tough battle between the Western and Eastern Conference heavyweights.
76ers Hitting Top Gear
The 76ers have won four of their last five, including a 116-91 win over the Chicago Bulls earlier this week. However, there are concerns about the fitness of James Harden and Joel Embiid, which could have a massive impact on the sportsbook line.
Without those players on the court, the 76ers have little chance of beating the Warriors. The +5 line could move to around +9 if they’re both out, so it could pay to keep an eye on the starters list.
NBA news reported that Harden sat with Achilles soreness, and Embiid sat in the second half against the Bulls with right calf tightness.
“We’ve gone in the playoffs two years in a row with injuries and we all know you don’t win in the playoffs when your key guys aren’t healthy,” coach Doc Rivers said. “So we’re going to do whatever we can to be healthy.”
The 76ers have an impressive road record of 23-12. That’s unlike the 76ers, so they could now be a serious threat in the playoffs.
Their best player has come from Embiid, who leads the NBA with 33.2 points per game. He has been in stellar form, and bettors have cashed in. The 76ers are 43-29 against the spread, so they have been a profitable bet.
Warriors Ready for Redemption
The Warriors suffered a 118-106 loss when they last faced the 76ers, but playing at home could turn that around.
As Las Vegas NBA odds suggest, the Warriors could be too good for the 76ers, with the help of playing at Chase Center, where they are 29-7.
Despite owning a disappointing 34-38-2 ATS record, the Warriors could be a profitable bet for the rest of the regular season. They have a healthy team, and although sports betting markets often over-inflate their lines, -5 is a generous offering.
They come off consecutive wins over the Rockets and Mavericks on the road. They were rare road wins for the Warriors, who scored a gutsy 127-125 win over Dallas in dramatic circumstances.
With that momentum on their side, we expect betting confidence to start picking up for the defending NBA champions.
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76ers vs Warriors Head-to-Head
The 76ers have covered the last two spreads against the Warriors, including winning as a -9 favorite in December.
They have a 6-4 ATS advantage over the last 10 games, and an 11-5 ATS advantage over the 16 meetings.
76ers vs Warriors Game Information
- Game: 76ers (49-23) vs Warriors (38-36)
- Day/Time: Friday, March 24, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
- 76ers vs Warriors Live stream: NBA Game Pass
76ers vs Warriors Betting Lines
76ers vs Warriors Picks and Prediction
Our NBA picks have the Warriors confidently covering the -5 spread. We would have been prepared to take them at -8, so we’re locking in the value.
We also fancy including the under in our picks. If Harden and Embiid are compromised, they could struggle on the offensive end.
Golden State is listed at -210 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Warriors, there’s a chance to win $48. Philadelphia is +175, offering a chance to win $175 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Golden State a 67.74% chance to win, with the 76ers at 36.36%.
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Warriors vs 76ers Previous Game (Dec 16, 2022)
We might be watching the collapse of the Golden State Warriors (14-15) or at least this version of the team. They have been terrible on the road, 2-13, and on a six-game east coast trip, next facing the Philadelphia 76ers (15-12).
The Warriors lost their second straight game on Wednesday, falling to the Indiana Pacers 125-119, but the worst part was seeing Stephen Curry leave in the third quarter due to an injury. On the other hand, it was the third straight win for the 76ers at home on Tuesday, beating the Sacramento Kings 123-103.
Without Curry and the Warriors’ terrible away record, it is hard to see them having a chance against the 76ers. On top of that, the level Embiid and Harden are playing at makes it even harder to bet against them.
This seems pretty cut and dry, the Warriors have too many question marks, and Embiid should be in line for another big game.