Philadelphia at Golden State Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Kenny Bell on Monday,March 13, 2017 12:19, EDT in

It should be one of the largest point spreads of the season Tuesday night when one of the worst teams in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers, visits arguably the best in Golden State. The Warriors are on a rare three-game losing streak but should have all their stars back in the lineup for this one. Here’s a look at the NBA odds for the game.

Philadelphia at Golden State Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA.tv
RadioPhiladelphia / Golden State
NBA Odds: Warriors favored by TBA

Why Bet on Philadelphia?

The 76ers ended a four-game losing streak with a 118-116 victory at the Lakers on Sunday. Dario Saric lit up the Lakers with a career-high 29 points, making 10-of- 20 FGs and 6-of- 9 FTs with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers. Saric has scored double-digit points in 16 straight games, the longest streak by a rookie this season.

Jahlil Okafor posted 23 points with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 27 minutes. Okafor has come alive over the past three games with 17.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals, while hitting 50 percent or better from the field in each contest.

Philadelphia got guard Gerald Henderson (hip) back against the Lakers, but was without forward Robert Covington. The Sixers said Covington, who fouled out Saturday against the Clippers, has right knee swelling. Covington is listed as a day-to- day and will be evaluated for Tuesday’s contest against the Warriors. He received massage and ultrasound treatment.

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot started vs. the Lakers, posting a career-high 18 points on 7-of- 11 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes. With Covington (knee) ruled out tonight, allowing TLC earned his second straight start — he started on Saturday in place of Henderson.

This season, both the 76ers and Lakers are heading toward the lottery, and they are closely linked together in it. The Sixers are owed an upcoming Lakers’ pick, which is top-three protected in 2017 and becomes unprotected in 2018. Following the Sixers' win, the Lakers have the second-worst record (20-46) and the Sixers (24-42) are fifth-worst by half a game over the Magic.

Why Bet on Golden State?

The Warriors are on their first three-game skid in three seasons after falling 107-85 at San Antonio on Saturday. Coach Steve Kerr rested Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala. Kerr said his decision was strictly due to health concerns and the fact the Warriors will have been on the road for seven of their past eight games.

Golden State guard Patrick McCaw was 0 for 12, matching the league low this season for attempts without a basket. Ian Clark scored a career-high 36 points during the loss. He was the lone bright spot in a blowout loss. It was also the first 30-point game from a Warriors reserve since Jordan “Steez” Crawford scored 41 in 2014.

Iguodala, one of the league’s top sixth men, was asked whether he knew before the game that Kerr would be resting him against the Spurs. “Nope, no clue,” he said. “I do what master say.” The comment drew a swift and angry response on social media, with some interpreting it as a shot at Kerr.

He later clarified his remark, saying it was in no way a shot directed at Kerr and that it was only an inside locker room joke. Iguodala is known for making reporters feel uneasy with his racially insensitive candor. “Andre is one of those guys who likes to stir the pot and has a lot of cryptic messaging at times,” Kerr said. “[He] jokes around. I didn’t take anything from it. It’s just Andre being Andre.”

It had been 2,272 days since Golden State last played without at least one of their All-Star trio of Curry, Thompson and Green. The last time the Warriors’ were without all three was Dec. 21, 2010, when they beat the Sacramento Kings 117-109 in overtime.

Golden State is ranked 1st in offensive rating (113.2) and is 2 nd in defensive rating (101.6), behind the Spurs (100.8) according to NBA.com/stats. The Warriors have a league-best net rating of 11.6, the next team, the Spurs, have a 8.7 net rating.

All the Warriors’ stars should be in there Tuesday. The Warriors have won seven in a row in the series. It was 119-108 earlier this season in Philly.

Philadelphia at Golden State Expert Pick:

Anytime a team gets at least 15 points, as Philly should, I’m taking it in an NBA game.