Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors 12/16/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors 12/16/22
Fri 16th December 2022

The Philadelphia 76ers (15-12, 10-5 Home) will try to slow down the NBA’s top scoring team when they welcome the Golden State Warriors (14-15, 2-13 Away) on Friday. Golden State was beaten by the Indiana Pacers 125-119 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday, their fourth loss in a row away from home.

With 38 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists, Stephen Curry had a standout performance in the losing effort. The Warriors are 10th in the Western Conference.

Philadelphia won their third in a row in dominating fashion on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Sacramento Kings 123-103. Joel Embiid had 31 points to lead the team. The 76ers are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Golden State and Philadelphia split their matchups last season, taking one game apiece. The 76ers got the win in the last meeting 102-93 at Wells Fargo Center in December 2021.

Embiid led the 76ers with 26 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Jordan Poole had 23 points in the loss.The Warriors have been led this season by Curry, who is averaging 30.0 points per game, best in the league. Curry also has dished 6.8 assists per game, most in the league.

Meanwhile, Kevon Looney is grabbing 7.6 rebounds.Embiid (33.3 ppg) has powered the Sixers on offense. He has the top scoring average in the league.

Embiid has also filled the stat sheet with 9.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, for which he ranks first and first in the NBA, respectively. With 117.4 points per game, the Warriors are the most explosive offense in the league.

The Warriors have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Wells Fargo Center, winning seven. Philadelphia is seeking a sixth straight win at home this season.In the last 10 games, Golden State is 5-5 with an average margin of +4.2 (119.8-115.6). Philadelphia has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 114.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 111.0 (+3.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonathan Kuminga: 22.4 | 11.8 | +10.6
Draymond Green: 13.5 | 20.8 | -7.3
Points per game:
Jonathan Kuminga: 15.2 | 7.4 | +7.8
Draymond Green: 4.0 | 8.1 | -4.1
Assists per game:
Draymond Green: 4.3 | 6.7 | -2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
De’Anthony Melton: 25.8 | 19.5 | +6.2
Montrezl Harrell: 5.5 | 8.4 | -2.9
Points per game:
De’Anthony Melton: 16.8 | 11.9 | +4.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers -9.5 (-110)

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