Golden State Warriors -7 at Philadelphia 76ers +7 Total: 211.5
Two weeks ago, before the start of the 2013-14 season, the 76ers were thought to be the worst team in the NBA. Las Vegas predicted 16 wins out of the team. Fans were already debating who to draft #1 in next year’s draft, and started up a #winlessforwiggins hashtag on Twitter. But no more. The 76ers have started out 3-0 on the year, leading the Altantic Division by one game over the Toronto Raptors. And it isn’t just a schedule induced hot start; two of the wins have come against the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat.
“We are just taking it day-by-day, game-by-game,” power forward Thaddeus Young said. “We are excited about the victories, but the work doesn’t stop here. We are a young team. We know that we have a lot to learn. And we know that we are to give it our all each and every night.”
Philadelphia is averaging 110 points per game while giving up 105.3. They are 3-0-0 against the spread, with their over/under record 3-0-0. When their opponents have the ball, the 76ers are allowing 46% shooting from the field, including 35% from the three point line. Its defensive rebounding rate off those misses is 72%, and the team is averaging 9.7 steals and 3.7 blocks per game so far this season. On offense, the 76ers are shooting 51% from the field, including 38% from deep. Their free throw percentage so far this season is 70%, and they have gotten rebounds off their own misses 23% of the time. Philadelphia has turned the ball over 17.3 times per game this year, and have seen their shots blocked an average of 4.3 times per game.
The Warriors are scoring 112.7 points per game so far this season, en route to a 2-1 record overall and a 1-1-1 record against the spread. Golden State has given up 102.3 PPG, and have an O/U record of 2-1-0 on the year. On defense, the Warriors have held their opponents to a 41% field goal percentage, 32% from three point land. They are creating 17 turnovers per game , and blocking 3 shots per game. Their assist to turnover ratio is 1.52. The Warriors are shooting 53% from the field so far this season, with a 51% success rate from beyond the three point line. Their overall rebound percentage is 49%; its offense rebound rate is 20% with the defense collecting 72% of their opponent’s misses. The Warriors are shooting 74% at the free throw line this year.