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.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Warriors vs 76ers. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Warriors Life Without Curry
Nothing lasts forever, and the cracks are beginning to show in this Warriors dynasty. They have not been able to win on the road, Klay Thompson still hasn’t regained his form from missing two seasons, and Draymond Green might have lost a step.
Curry, averaging 30 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game, seemingly kept this team afloat. No better example than in the last game, when the Warriors were down 74-54 to the Pacers at halftime, and Curry had 27 points.
There is no substitute for Curry, and the rest of the roster was already struggling with him. It won’t get better when he isn’t playing. According to reports, he could be out for at least a few weeks, which might send this team into a tailspin.
However, it will be interesting to see how the defending champions handle this. Jordan Poole is going to be given every opportunity to be the star of the offense, which is something he has proven he can do. He is averaging 10.9 points more when he starts compared to when he comes off the bench.
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76ers Have Their Point Guard Back
It seems to have only taken James Harden one bad game to get back to his usual self after missing 14 straight. His first game back from a foot injury was rocky, but the next three have looked like the usual Harden, averaging 22.7 points and 14.3 assists, leading to this win streak.
Joel Embiid has remained one of the most dominant players in the league, averaging 40.7 points and 10.3 rebounds over the streak. It does include a 53-point performance against the Charlotte Hornets right before facing the Kings. This led to the Kings paying a lot of attention to him, allowing Harden to get others involved. Tobias Harris also had a big game with 21 points and nine assists.
With the talent of the 76ers, they can be one of the top teams when healthy. They are still without Tyrese Maxey. When he gets back, that’s a whole new element and style of play they can work with. The next four games are at home, which could be the push to get the team on track after a disappointing start to the season.
Warriors vs 76ers Game Injuries
Warriors vs 76ers Head-to-Head
The Warriors and 76ers split their two games last season, with the away team winning.
Warriors vs 76ers Game Information
- Game: Warriors (14-15) vs 76ers (15-12)
- Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
- Day/Time: Friday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. EST
- Warriors vs 76ers Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Warriors vs 76ers Betting Lines
Warriors vs 76ers Picks & Prediction
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.
The Philadelphia 76ers are listed at -350in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the 76ers, you have a chance to win $29. The Golden State Warriors are +280, offering a chance to win $280 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Philadelphia 76ers a 77.78% chance to win, with the Golden State Warriors at 26.32%.