It’s the Curry Bowl at Chase Center this Thursday, as Seth Curry and the Philadelphia 76ers go head to head with Stephen Curry and the red-hot Golden State Warriors. Will the Sixers score a huge road upset win? Or, will the Warriors sail smoothly into another victory?
Catch this game live on Thursday, November 25, at 11 AM, Manila time.
Away: Philadelphia 76ers (10-8/6-4 on the road)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Tyrese Maxey
- SG: Seth Curry (questionable)
- SF: Danny Green (questionable)
- PF: Tobias Harris (questionable)
- C: Andre Drummond
The Sixers recently showed the Sacramento Kings how bleak things are for Vivek Ranadivé’s franchise, as Philly, despite missing a bunch of key players, was able to beat Sacramento last Tuesday on the road, 102-94. Philadelphia was without Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, and Danny Green in the Kings game, and that could be the case again this Thursday in the Bay Area. Embiid has already been ruled out for the matchup against the Warriors, while Curry, Green, and Harris are all listed questionable, as of this writing. It’s best to expect Andre Drummond, Georges Niang, and Tyrese Maxey to lead the way for the Sixers in the final stop of their current road trip.
Niang is not a flashy scorer, but he can definitely get those buckets like he used to do as the leader of that high-flying Iowa State Cyclones offense. Niang has shot 39.1% from deep in the last four games and averaged 11.3 points. Meanwhile, Drummond may lack the offensive prowess of Embiid, but he’s a monster on the glass, averaging 11.1 rebounds (3.4 ORB) per game this season. He also had just 23 rebounds in the Sacramento game. The Sixers head to Chase Center with a 7-3-1 ATS record in their last 11 road games.
Home: Golden State Warriors (15-2/9-1 at home)
Projected Starting Five:
- PG: Stephen Curry
- SG: Jordan Poole
- SF: Andrew Wiggins
- PF: Draymond Green
- C: Kevon Looney
It’s amazing how the Warriors look like unstoppable world-beaters some years after they last looked like one. But that’s credit to the greatness of Stephen Curry, whose hands should be separately inducted into Springfield one day. Curry is averaging 28.1 points per game this season on just 45.5 FG% but is shooting 41.1 3FG% and owns a 63.8 TS%. In their last game, the Warriors scored a 119-104 win at home over the Toronto Raptors for their fourth win in a row. Curry, however, looked human in that contest, finishing just 12 points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-6 from behind the arc.
But that the Warriors managed to win despite Curry shooting like Draymond Green is emblematic of why this team is so great this season. Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins scored 33 and 32 points against the Raptors, respectively, while Golden State’s defense forced 16 turnovers and scored 22 points off those Toronto miscues. On the season, Golden State is fifth in the league in opponents’ turnovers per play and sixth in forced TOs per contest. The Warriors are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games as the home chalk.
Spread: The Warriors are among the best covering teams in the NBA this season. Plus they are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games at home this season. Take the Warriors to cover (-10.5).
Over/Under: This is a blowout waiting to happen, so don’t be surprised to see the Over entering through the backdoor (218.5)