Philadelphia will wrap up a 4-game West Coast road trip in the March 7th 76ers at Warriors betting pick. The trip to the left coast started off horribly for Philly with losses to the Clippers and Lakers but they bounced back in a huge way with a 125-108 win over Sacramento on Thursday as +5.5 underdogs.
The Warriors would be a lean at +4 tonight if Stephen Curry was in the lineup for a 2nd straight game. Instead, the former MVP will miss Saturday night’s game with an illness after posting a 23/6/7 line in just his 5th game of the year.
76ers Ready to Get Back Home?
Philadelphia may be getting a blessing in disguise with the recent injuries to Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Josh Richardson. What the Sixers have found in the absence of those starters is some depth. Tobias Harris is enjoying his time being option 1A for Philly with 25+ in 3 of the last 4 but Shake Milton has been a nice revelation with 39, 12, and 20 points on the current road trip.
Are Harris and Milton going to be enough in the March 7th 76ers at Warriors betting pick? Al Horford has scored at least a dozen in all three games on the current road trip as has Alec Burks off the bench. Burks (and Glenn Robinson) are also up against their former squad tonight.Robinson had 25 vs. the Lakers on Tuesday so there is still some scoring even for a depleted Sixers lineup.
The biggest question heading into Saturday night’s tilt is still if Philly can get the blowout win like they did Thursday vs. the Kings? Sacramento had been on a nice little roll with 3 straight wins until the Sixers spoiled that party last game. Philly put up 125 vs. a decent Kings defense (2nd game out of the last 3 with 125+) and Golden State is down there with the 5th worst defensive deficiency in the league.
Golden State Too Depleted Here?
The Warriors at +4 would actually be a good play on Saturday – if Curry was in the lineup. The Warriors G led Golden State to a cover vs. Toronto on Thursday as +9 point underdogs but his loss coupled with Draymond Green going to miss his 6th game out of the last 7 leaves the Warriors very shorthanded.
There’s not a whole lot of bright spots left for the Warriors when Curry, Green, and others are out of the lineup. The Warriors will likely start Juan Toscano-Anderson in just his 12th game of the year and Mychal Mulder in his 6th game of the season.
Philly may be banged up, but they still have more talent than the lineup the Warriors are throwing out there tonight. The road could catch up to the Sixers but Golden State is just 7-25 at the Chase Center in the inaugural season for the new stadium.
March 7th 76ers at Warriors Betting Pick
Philly could lay an egg here thanks to their current West Coast road trip wrapping up. If Curry was in the lineup it would be a momentum game for the Warriors in front of their home crowd but instead the Sixers behind Harris and Milton have far superior talent and learned how to win last game vs. the Kings.
Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -4