Free NBA Saturday Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors

Andre Iguodala is starting to age but is clearly still on the tail end of his prime

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Golden State Warriors
Tip off: 9:05 PM EST
Spread: PHI -1.5
Total: 190
M/L: PHI -125, GSW +105

The Sixers have got off to a rough start. They lost to both Utah and Portland, but have a 20 point victory over the Suns on Wednesday night under their belt. In the victory over the Suns, Jrue Holiday and Andre Iguodala combined for 30 on 10 of 22 combined shooting, while Spencer Hawes was a point shy of a double double and the Sixers received 58 points off the bench…

The Warriors started out the season by playing back to back games, then had a day off before facing the Knicks. The won impressive games over both Chicago and New York and this game should prove to be a good test for them to see if they can improve to 3-1 in the young season. In the 92-78 victory over the Knicks, Monta Ellis went off for 22 points and Brandon Rush chipped in 19 off the bench, while Ishamel Smith and David Lee both reached double figures as well. Ellis is averaging 21.0 points per game and 7.7 assists per contest.

Phliadelphia 76ers Betting Trends:

Philadelphis is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games, and the total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Sixers past 14 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Sixers last 6 games and they are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.

Golden State Warriors Betting Trends:

The Warriors are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games and the total has gone UNDER in 9 of their las t10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the last 5 home games for GSW and they are 7-2 SU in their last 9 home games.

Monta Ellis is going to miss the game due to personal issues and Stephen Curry is day to day with a sore ankle….which means…

Key Matchup:
Jrue Holiday / Evan Turner / Andre Iguodala vs Ish Smith / Brandon Rush / Klay Thompson

The Warriors are going to have to really luck out to contain the Sixers backcourt without the best two players on their team. Really, without Monta and Curry, it’s hard to imagine Golden State being able to cover the spread, even at Oracle Arena where they are very good. Turner has been much improved and Holiday is a future ALl-Star, while Iguodala has still proven to be a great lockdown defender. Ish Smith, Rush, and Klay Thompson are all fine young players but won’t be able to match the firepower of the Sixers.

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