76ers vs. Warriors Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Will Golden State Push Pace With Steph Curry Back?
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Ah, the constant ebb and flow of NBA injuries. We got Stephen Curry back for the Warriors in this prime time ABC Saturday night game, but the 76ers will likely be missing Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson.
What should we expect in this game given the current personnel? Let’s break it all down.
76ers at Warriors Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions
- Spread: 76ers -2
- Over/Under: 225.5
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: ABC
Betting Trends to Know
Neither team has performed well in this spot. The Warriors, while an almost neutral 30-32-1 against the spread (ATS) overall this season, are just 13-18-1 ATS at home.
The Sixers, though, are a league-worst 11-22 ATS on the road, although they covered the spread Thursday in a blowout road win over the Kings.
Mears: How I’m Handicapping Tonight’s Total
The over/under in this game has been all over the place already. It opened at 223 and then got heavily bet up right out of the gate, getting up to an even 227 at some books, which is where sharp bettors bought it back: We tracked two separate steam moves on the under at 227 early this morning.
As of around 10 a.m. ET, the majority of tickets (60%) are on the over, but way more of the total money (62%) wagered is on the under, further highlighting the sharps buying back the number once it got too high in their opinion.
I think the biggest question here is around the 76ers, but let’s first start with the Warriors.