The Golden State Warriors (9-3) and the Philadelphia 76ers (6-5) face off at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors will try to prolong their five-game winning streak. Golden State is a 14-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 230 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and it can be seen on NBC Sports – Bay Area.
Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors Odds Preview
In the 76ers’ last contest, they lost a tough one against the Sacramento Kings, 109-108. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid contributed 22 points and 15 rebounds in the contest. Sacramento had a turnover percentage of 7.9 (better than their season average of 14.2). Philadelphia, on the other hand, held the Kings to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.7 (below the 21.4 mark opponents have averaged against Philadelphia this season).
The Warriors come in on a high note after blowing out the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last outing, 125-101. Golden State received a boost from Stephen Curry, who recorded 22 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Golden State made 15 of their 36 three pointers (41.7 percent). Minnesota, on the other hand, was 5-24 (20.8 percent).
This showdown pits one of the league’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses as Golden State currently ranks first in effective field goal percentage (0.596) and Philadelphia is third in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.488).
Games involving these teams have typically gone over the projected point total. Philadelphia games have gone over 63.6 percent of the time, while 58.3 percent of Golden State games have finished over. The Warriors have the superior straight up (SU) record (9-3 vs. 6-5), but the 76ers hold the sizable advantage against the spread (ATS) (8-3 vs. 6-6).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after the Warriors won both contests last season. In the last matchup, Golden State won 106-104. Golden State did a great job of getting and making free throws (28-35; 80.0 percent). Philadelphia, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (30.2 vs. 25.0).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Warriors, ATS Winner – Warriors, O/U – Over
- The Warriors rank third in points off turnovers per game (20.4) while the 76ers rank 22nd (15.4).
- Philadelphia averages 8.3 steals per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. Golden State ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (9.4).
- Philadelphia ranks ninth in second chance points per game (13.5) while Golden State ranks 27th in second chance points allowed per game (14.3).
- Philadelphia ranks 19th in points in the paint per game (42.5) while Golden State ranks 20th in points allowed in the paint per game (46.5).
- Golden State is 2-4 ATS at home, while Philadelphia is 5-2 ATS on the road.
- Of the 76ers’ 7 road games, they have 5 overs and 2 unders.
- The Warriors have 3 overs and 3 unders in 6 home games.
- Philadelphia and Golden State are both 2-0 when they allow less than 100 points.
- When reaching the century mark, the 76ers are 5-3 and the Warriors are 8-3.
- The 76ers average 25.9 assists per game, which ranks second in the NBA. The Warriors rank 19th in assists allowed per game (23.6).
- Golden State averages 33.7 three pointers per game, which ranks second in the NBA. Philadelphia ranks 25th in three pointers allowed per game (33.5).
- The Warriors rank first in fast break points per game (27.3) while the 76ers rank 21st (8.1).
- The 76ers rank first in rebounds per game (48.5) while the Warriors rank 12th (45.0).
- Golden State averages 8.8 blocks per game, which ranks first in the league. Philadelphia ranks 20th in blocks allowed per game (6.0).
- Golden State is 5-0 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
- Over their last five games, Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
- The Warriors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 21.6, up from 11.3 for the season.
- During their last five games, the 76ers have scored an average of 113.4 points per game (6.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 106.4 points per game (1.1 below their season average).