NBA Picks: Warriors vs. 76ers

Joe Freda

Monday, November 4, 2013 1:00 PM GMT

The Philadelphia 76ers play host to the Golden State Warriors tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Will the 76ers be able to remain undefeated and keep cashing out?

The Philadelphia 76ers are unbeaten in their first three contests, cashing as underdogs each time out with a stellar 110 PPG. Brett Brown’s club finds itself looking for another upset in Monday’s NBA betting matchup with the Golden State Warriors.

76ers edge Bulls at home

Philadelphia’s latest victory came in Saturday’s 107-104 win as a nine-point home dog over the Chicago Bulls. The 76ers trailed by as many as 20 points, drilling 11-of-22 buckets from three-point land.

76ers mates Michael Carter-Williams and Spencer Hawes both notched a double-double, uniting for 44 points. Carter-Williams came away with 10 assists, with Hawes logging 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Philadelphia prevailed despite Chicago’s 17-for-19 night at the foul line, while allowing 45.2 percent field shooting. The battle’s combined 211 points jumped above the ‘total’ of 194 ½, lifting the OVER to 3-0 in the 76ers’ trio of duels.

Warriors, Curry hold off Kings

Golden State surged to a 27-point lead on the same night’s card, topping the Sacramento Kings in a 98-87 affair. The Warriors hit 51.3 percent of their floor buckets, while ‘pushing’ the closing line as 11-point home favorites.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry piled in 22 points and 12 assists, draining 5-of-8 shots beyond the arc. Golden State’s Klay Thompson and David Lee led their squad’s scoring and rebounding, piling in 27 points and a dozen boards, respectively.

The contest plunged beneath the ‘total’ of 207 ½, ending a 2-0 run for the OVER in Golden State’s first pair of games. Warriors center Andrew Bogut recorded a season-high four blocks, while mate Draymond Green came off the bench to grab three of his team’s eight steals.

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":246831, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]

Back the 76ers as home dogs

Golden State opened as a 7 ½-point road favorite, while the ‘total’ was first listed at 210. Early NBA betting action on Philadelphia and the OVER shifted the numbers a ‘hook’ to seven and 210 ½.

I am also backing the 76ers here, taking the points in what shapes up as a back-and-forth battle.

Golden State’s sole road contest saw Curry and Co. give up 49.4 percent field shooting in Thursday’s 126-115 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Warriors fell short of cashing as six-point road dogs, while entering Wells Fargo Center with a 0-6 ATS slide through their last six trips.

Philadelphia has turned some heads with a surprising start, while still not getting respect from NBA odds makers. The 76ers have connected buckets from their floor at a 51.2 percent clip, with the club’s ATS mark moving to 7-2-1 in its last 10 home dates.

Philadelphia’s Evan Turner (23 PPG) and Michael Carter-Williams (20.7 PPG) have ranked in the Eastern Conference’s top seven scorers, while Spencer Hawes has logged a sizable 11.3 RPG. Golden State was held to 100 PPG in its first six road dates last year against Eastern Conference foes, with a 1-2 ATS mark in the span’s three duels as a favorite.

For your NBA pick look for the overvalued Warriors to be handed another losing ticket here, with Philadelphia finding the rims down the stretch to collect.

NBA Pick:  Philadelphia 76ers +7 at Heritage Sports