Warriors vs 76ers NBA Odds & Picks: Philadelphia Seeks First Home Cover Since March (Monday, April 19)
Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Stephen Curry has been a one-man show in April, averaging 39.9 points per game heading into Monday's matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers.
- Meanwhile, the Sixers are on a four-game winning streak thanks to the team's dominant defensive play. Now, Philly seeks its first home cover since March on Monday vs. Golden State.
- Michael Walton digs into our NBA PRO Report to break down line movement and sharp action on Monday night's game, including whether pro bettors believe in Philadelphia to break its home cover drought.
NBA Odds: Warriors vs. 76ers
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The Warriors take on the 76ers in Philadelphia on Monday night, as Golden State attempts to solidify its standing in the packed Western Conference playoff race.
Golden State had a four-game cover streak against the spread (ATS) prior to Saturday’s 5-point loss to the Boston Celtics. Stephen Curry has been on a roll recently, averaging a ridiculous 39.9 points per game (PPG) over his last 10 games.
Philadelphia has won four straight games due in large part to its dominant defense. The team’s recent form inspires optimism that it is indeed capable of holding onto the No. 1 seed down the stretch.
Since April 10, the Sixers have held opponents to 103.8 points per 100 possessions, a mark that ranks first in the league over that stretch per NBA Advanced Stats.
The Sixers possess a collection of lanky defenders and players capable of playing switch-defense — most notably, Ben Simmons. Philadelphia’s defensive versatility on the perimeter enables it to stick with most teams defensively. But alas, there is no such thing as truly shutting down Curry.
Doc Rivers’ bunch certainly has more than enough talent and defensive discipline to cover this nine-point spread. Our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors are backing Philadelphia to do just that on Monday night.
NBA Picks: Warriors vs. Sixers
The line for Warriors vs. 76ers opened at Sixers -6 before it was pushed up to -9.
Since last night, there have been seven Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Philadelphia. This line movement is a sign of the sharp action driving up Monday’s spread.
At the time of this writing, the 37% of bettors taking the Sixers have generated 77% of the money wagered on Monday’s matchup. This 40% difference is another sign of wise-guy action backing Philadelphia.
PRO Report Pick: Sixers -9 (-110 or –107 at DraftKings)
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