Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Odds & Picks
- The Sixers are forcing almost 18 turnovers per game over their recent winning streak.
- The Warriors still have eyes on eighth in the West, but sit two games back from the position.
- The Sixers won their earlier meeting with the Warriors this season by ten points.
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Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
|Team||Point Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Golden State Warriors||+8 -110||TBA||+300|
|Philadelphia 76ers||-8 -110||TBA||-400|
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Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Picks
The Warriors have looked terrific in recent games, owing to their excellent three-point shooting. The Sixers’ own offence has been impressive, while their defence has forced a surprising turnover rate.
Philadelphia 76ers def. Golden State Warriors (-400)
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How to Watch Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers
|Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers Information|
|What||Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers|
|Where||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA|
|When||7:30 PM EST, April 19th, 2021|
|How to Watch||ESPN|
Head-to-Head: Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers
|Golden State Warriors||Head-to-Head||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Steve Kerr||Head Coach||Doc Rivers|
|28-29 (9th in West)||Standing||39-17 (1st in East)|
|110.2 (20th of 30)||Off Rtg||112.5 (14th of 30)|
|110.8 (9th of 30)||Def Rtg||107.2 (2nd of 30)|
|102.4 (2nd of 30)||Pace||100.2 (9th of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|S. Curry (31.0)||PPG||J. Embiid (30.0)|
|D. Green (6.6)||RPG||J. Embiid (11.1)|
|D. Green (8.6)||APG||B. Simmons (7.1)|
|D. Green (1.6)||SPG||B. Simmons (1.6)|
|A. Wiggins, J. Wiseman (0.9)||BPG||J. Embiid (1.4)|
|J. Toscano-Anderson (.584)/S. Curry (10.2)||FG%/FGM||D. Howard (.583)/J. Embiid (9.4)|
|J. Toscano-Anderson (.431)/S. Curry (5.1)||3P%/3PM||D. Green (.412)/D. Green (2.6)|
GSW: Find Your Range Early
The Golden State Warriors have a fair number of flaws, but they’ve found success in recent games by getting off to strong starts.
In four of their last five games, the Golden State Warriors have outscored their opponents in the first quarter. They also own four victories over their last five matches. More often than not, it was Stephen Curry who led them in those opening frames.
The Sixers can get out and guard every position, and they will surely key in on Curry. It’ll be up to the Warriors’ supporting cast to help Curry in the opening quarter, so they don’t fall too far behind the high-octane Sixers.
Warriors Key Player: (G) Stephen Curry
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) April 18, 2021
Who else would be the focus for the Golden State Warriors? Almost single-handedly keeping the Warriors in the playoff race, Steph Curry has been putting on some MVP-level displays.
Over his last five games, the former two-time Most Valuable Player has averaged 42.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Averaging 8.8 three-point field goals per game, Curry has looked unstoppable on the offensive end.
The Sixers are solid on both sides of the court, so barring a near-perfect all-around effort, Curry will likely need to be in MVP form once again.
PHI: Close Out on Shooters
The Sixers are on a roll, but in their last matchup with the Golden State Warriors, it was their defence that won them the day.
In their last meeting with the Golden State Warriors, the Sixers were able to limit their opponents to eight of 25 shooting from three-point range. This time out, the Warriors will be sporting a healthier lineup than usual.
Guards Danny Green and Matisse Thybulle will have their hands full chasing the Warriors’ shooters around the perimeter. But it will also be up to Embiid and Howard to protect the rim when shooters are run off the line and funnelled into the paint.
Sixers Key Player: (C) Joel Embiid
36 PTS | 14 REB | 1 STL
Another night, another MVP push for @JoelEmbiid.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 17, 2021
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to secure pole position in the Eastern Conference. In their last victory, a win over the LA Clippers, Joel Embiid showed that he can carry his team against even the toughest opponents.
Embiid posted a stellar line against the LA Clippers, 36 points and 14 rebounds on 50% shooting and 18 trips to the free-throw line.
The Warriors can’t stop Embiid in the paint, so he’ll have the green light from tip-off. He can improve on his playmaking though, as had just one assist in his last game and he’ll likely see plenty of double teams in this matchup.
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