Free NBA Picks for 76ers vs. Warriors

Jeff Grant

Monday, February 10, 2014 3:39 PM GMT

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 3:39 PM GMT

The Philadelphia 76ers suffered the most lopsided defeat of the 2013-14 NBA season last night, as they prepare to face off against the Golden State Warriors Monday.

Let’s take a closer look at the NBA betting odds for this non-conference affair at the Oracle Arena, with the opening tip scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET.

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A lost season

Philadelphia has dropped its last six games, including a 123-78 blowout defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers as 15.5-point road underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.

The 76ers are 7-19 SU on the road this season, including a 4-5 mark versus Western Conference opponents.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the franchise is 12-12 SU and 11-13 ATS versus Pacific Division squads.

Fallen into a pattern

Golden State has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it attempts to bounce back from a 122-109 defeat to the Phoenix Suns as 4.5-point road underdogs last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a second consecutive affair.

The Warriors will likely play this game without the services of big men Andrew Bogut and David Lee, as they are nursing shoulder injuries.

NBA handicappers will find that the franchise is 12-16 SU and 13-15 ATS in February the last two-plus seasons.

Back-to-back situation

The 76ers have compiled a 3-11 SU record when playing the second game of a back-to-back situation, but they haven’t been swept by the Warriors in a season series since the 2007-08 campaign.

Philadelphia suffered a 110-90 defeat to Golden State as seven-point home underdogs on the basketball odds board on Nov. 4, while going UNDER the betting total of 211.5.

Quite a tandem

The Warriors will need a huge performance from the highest-scoring backcourt in the NBA due to injuries to their frontcourt, as Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson come in averaging a combined 43.2 points.

Curry led the club with 28 points and nine assists in 41 minutes of action last time out, while Thompson is knocking down 41 percent of his three-point shots.

Outlook

I’m going to recommend that readers take a look at the Warriors as one of their NBA picks, as the home team has covered the number in 10 of the last 13 meetings in this series.

NBA Picks: Golden State Warriors 

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