Golden State Warriors at Philadelphia 76ers – NBA Betting Pick April 19

Warriors (28-29, 11-19 road) at 76ers (39-17, 22-5 home)

  • Time: 4:30PM PST – 6:30PM CST – 7:30PM EST
  • Place: Wells Fargo Arnea, Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: ESPN | NBC Sports Bay Area+ | NBA League Pass

Opening Tip

Golden State had a four-game winning streak stopped at the hands of the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. The Warriors are continuing to ride the crest of the greatness of Steph Curry as they are sitting at a 9-seed in the hunt for a solid playoff berth sans the play-in game.

Philadelphia has won four in a row and five out of six after Friday’s win over the LA Clippers. The 76ers have opened up a 1.5 game lead in the Eastern Conference over the Brooklyn Nets for first after Brooklyn lost to Miami on Bam Adebayo’s buzzer-beater to dunk the Nets on Sunday.

Philly took a 108-98 win over the Warriors in San Francisco back on March 23. A win would give Philadelphia its first sweep of the season series since 2011-12.

Key Injuries

  • Golden State WarriorsKelly Oubre (wrist); Juan Toscano-Anderson (concussion) – Day to Day; Eric Paschall (hip) – OUT, Klay Thompson (right Achilles), James Wiseman (knee) – Out for Season
  • Philadelphia 76ersSeth Curry (hip), Tobias Harris (knee), George Hill (thumb), Dwight Howard (knee) – Day to Day

Vs. The Spread

Warriors (27-30 ATS):

  • Golden State is 4-1 ATS in it’s last 5 games
  • The Warriors are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games vs. Philadelphia
  • GSW is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 road games

Sixers (30-23-3 ATS):

  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the 76ers’ last 8 games and 13 of the last 19
  • Philly is 1-4 ATS in it’s last 5 at home
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in it’s last 7 games when playing as a favorite

Last Time Out

Stephen Curry scored 47 points for his seventh 40-plus points game of the season as the Warriors fell, 119-114, at Boston on Saturday evening. He made 11-of-19 threes which was his third consecutive game in double digits from behind the arc. The Warriors held a 16-point lead early in the third quarter before the Celtics pulled this one out late.

Joel Embiid had 36 points and 14 rebounds as the 76ers turned in a stellar defensive effort in their 106-103 win over the Clippers on Friday night. Friday night’s output is the first time Embiid has scored 35 points or more in three straight games in his career. Furkan Korkmaz totaled 18 points and made five threes to supplement Embiid’s performance.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Warriors +9 (-110) +320 O 225 (-110)
Sixers -9 (-110) -400 U 225 (-110)

*Odds Courtesy of BetUS Sportsbook

Advantage, Golden State

Golden State Warriors LogoThe Golden State Warriors continue to compete via the magnificence of Steph Curry, but in games like in Saturday night’s loss to Boston, he needs a wing man imperially bad. Curry is averaging 39.1 points per game while shooting 54.6 percent from the floor and 48.6 percent from three in those 10 games. Andrew Wiggins had 22 points on Saturday, but much of this idea comes from the fact that Klay Thompson has been out all season and no one can consistently pick up for Curry when he is out of the game or pick up enough to carry the team at points in the games where he may not he getting touches. This is easily the best stretch for the future Hall of Famer.

Key Warriors Stat:

Golden State’s defense goes underrated at times because of the greatness of their offensive acumen, especially Curry’s current streak. All of the past five opponents have shot 35 percent or less in the last five games as the Warriors have gone 4-1 over their last five games. The Warriors ranks seventh in the NBA in allowing 45.7 percent from the field as the league average is 46.5 percent.

Warriors Fact:

Curry is shooting for a record 11th game of 30-points or more as he is now tied with the late great Kobe Bryant for the NBA record of most consecutive games over 30 points by a player 33-years old or older. Curry is now second in the NBA in scoring at 31.0 points per game and has made a league-high 250 triples.

Advantage, Philly

Philadelphia 76ers LogoJoel Embiid (30.0 ppg, 11.1 rpg) will have a major advantage in the paint as none of the Warriors’ bigs are going to be able to match up with him inside, man up. He is averaging 34.5 percent from the field over his last three games, so likely the Warriors will work at using fouls from Kevon Looney, Kent Bazemore, and even a more athletic Andrew Wiggins. Draymond Green is the exception as the Warriors need him on the floor for his passing and rebounding abilities.

Key Sixers Stat:

Controlling Ben Simmons off the dribble and then the three-point game of Danny Green and Seth Curry will be a tough chore for the Warriors as well. Simmons makes 54.8 percent of his shots from mid-range and the paint but shoots only 61.5 percent from the line. Green is only 6-of-18 from three over his last three games as he is looking to break out of his slump.

Sixers Fact:

Tobias Harris had 17 points in the first half Friday while 13 came in the second quarter as he now has past 15 points in a half 14 times this season.

Winner: Sixers 115, Warriors (+9) 109

The Bets
Golden State Warriors +9
-110
Philadelphia 76ers
-400
UNDER 225
-110
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Kenneth Cross / Author

Kenneth Cross is a new entry to The Sports Geek staff as he has 25 years of experience in print, broadcast, and internet sports journalism. Cross is a lover of all sports, but college basketball is his passion. He estimates that he has seen around 1,500 college basketball games - live and in-person - and hopes that grows this season. If you listen to Radio, you have likely heard him on Sundays covering the Carolina Panthers for some 20 years. Now in Tampa Bay, he works as a national radio correspondent.

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