Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, Expert NBA Pick 3/7/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -2.5
Andrew Wiggins and the Golden State Warriors (14-49, 5th in the Pacific Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (38-25, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Chase Center on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Philadelphia as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 222.
The 76ers cover the spread 45.8% of the time, having gone 27-32-4 ATS. Golden State is covering 47.6% of the time, going 30-33-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/05/20 SG Josh Richardson Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Golden State
02/27/20 PF Joel Embiid Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Ben Simmons Back is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out for season
03/06/20 C Kevon Looney Hip is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Philadelphia
03/05/20 PF Draymond Green Knee is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia
03/02/20 PF Alen Smailagic Quad is out indefinitely
02/27/20 PG Ky Bowman Ankle is out indefinitely
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Tobias Harris averages 19.4 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Andrew Wiggins averages 22.0 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Eric Paschall averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 109.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.3 per game. The 76ers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 27th in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Warriors are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Warriors surrender 114.8 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The 76ers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 6th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 16th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Golden State is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Warriors are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2.5
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