Warriors vs. 76ers NBA Prediction
The first game of Monday night’s NBA double header on ESPN pits the Warriors against the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Warriors have had issues covering against the 76ers in Philly but is 9 too big a number to lay with the home favorites tonight?
503 Golden State Warriors (+9) at 504 Philadelphia 76ers (-9); o/u 225.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Monday, April 19, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Stephen Curry (ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Monday against the Sixers. Curry played through the injury on Saturday, but that doesn't mean he's feeling 100 percent. There's a chance the Warriors rest him given he's had an ailing tailbone as well. If he doesn't play, Jordan Poole and Draymond green should benefit the most statistically.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Ben Simmons filled up the stat sheet on Friday with 12 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in a 106-103 win vs. the visiting Clippers. Philly was playing without three key players in Tobias Harris (right knee soreness), Seth Curry (left hip flexor tightness) and Dwight Howard (left knee soreness). They needed Simmons to stay aggressive and he did just that, specifically on defense, and he's now averaging a solid 2.0 steals in April (up from 1.5 on the season). He hasn't scored more than 17 points in a game in nearly a month, and along with zero 3-pointers and brutal free throw shooting (61.9% on 5.5 attempts) he's an acquired taste for fantasy.
Warriors vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The Warriors are just 2-11 against the spread in their last 13 games in Philadelphia and are 3-9 in their last 12 games versus the 76ers overall. They’re also just 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight road games and have failed to cover in eight of their last 10 games as an underdog. The Sixers, meanwhile, are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games versus an opponent with a losing record and are 12-4-1 against the number in their last 17 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -9