Warriors vs. Sixers odds, line: NBA picks, top predictions from model on 46-32 roll
NBA championship contenders square off in prime time Saturday night when the Philadelphia 76ers host the Golden State Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Sixers (40-22) are right behind the Pacers for the No. 3 spot in the East, while the Warriors (43-19) are fighting off the Nuggets for No. 1 in the West. Golden State is favored by five points in the latest Warriors vs. Sixers odds, with the over-under for total points scored posted at 236.5. The Sixers handled the Warriors in Oakland, but before making any Warriors vs. 76ers picks of your own, check out the NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, is crushing its NBA picks. It entered Week 20 of the 2018-19 NBA season with a sterling 222-169 record on all top-rated picks, returning more than $4,000 to anybody following them. And it has been particularly red-hot on its A-rated NBA picks against the spread. It entered Week 20 on a blistering 46-32 run. Anybody who has followed it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Warriors vs. Sixers. We can tell you it is leaning over, but it’s also showing a pick against the spread that cashes in nearly 60 percent of simulations. That one is available exclusively at SportsLine.
The computer knows Golden State is not playing its best ball, dropping four of its past six. But in only one of those defeats did the Warriors have their full starting lineup. When Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins all start, Golden State is 11-1. All are expected to suit up Saturday.
Despite the recent struggles, Golden State still ranks No. 1 in the NBA in scoring (118.6 ppg). And prior to Philly’s 113-104 win at Golden State on Jan. 31, the Warriors had beaten the Sixers 10 consecutive times. Plus, Philly will without Joel Embiid (knee), causing big issues for the Sixers inside.
But just because Golden State is healthy and due for a bounce-back game doesn’t guarantee it will cover the Warriors vs. 76ers spread.
The Sixers are playing some of their best ball right now. They’ve won six of eight, including a win Thursday over the Thunder in which trade deadline acquisition Tobias Harris poured in 32 points. The loaded 76ers have had four players lead them in scoring in the past eight games, and none of them were Jimmy Butler, who averages 18.5 ppg, third-most.
Golden State has historically not fared very well against the spread in Philly either, hitting just once in the past 11 visits. Not coincidentally, the underdog is 7-1 ATS in the past eight matchups. The Sixers have been the underdog all eight instances.
Who wins 76ers vs. Warriors? And which side of the spread can you bank on in nearly 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 76ers vs. Warriors spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,000 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.