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76ers vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards
  • Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, December 27th
  • Betting Odds WAS +4, PHI -187 | WAS +152 O/U 222.0

So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 20-12, while going 19-12-1 vs the spread. Philadelphia comes into the game having rattled off 8 straight wins. In these games, they have an average scoring differential of 12.0 points.

The 76ers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Knicks by a score of 119-112. Heading into the game, they were 2 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Even though Philadelphia did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 1 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Embiid, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 54.5% of his shots.

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The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-21. So far, the team has gone 13-20-1 against the spread. Against the spread, Washington has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

The Wizards are coming off a 125-111 win over the Kings. This win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Washington was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Kings to cut into their 18 point halftime lead. In the win, Kyle Kuzma led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 60.9%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 106.0 points per game vs the Wizards. Just like the 76ers, the Wizards maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 106.33 points per game vs Philadelphia. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. Over the course of these games, they averaged 219 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The 76ers come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 111.7 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Philadelphia is just 24th in shots made inside the arc.

So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.

This season, the 76ers offense has primarily worked through Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 24 games, Embiid is 1st in the NBA at 33.1 points per game. So far, him and Harris have accounted for 40% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 49.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds for Philadelphia to go along with 2.8 assists.

The Wizards come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 111.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. If Washington continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 19th in the league in possessions per game.

Currently, the Wizards defense is ranked 16th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.

This season, the Wizards offense has primarily worked through Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 33 games, Kuzma is 34th in the NBA at 21.8 points per game. So far, him and Porzingis have accounted for 38% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 43.7 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 9.0 rebounds for Washington to go along with 2.6 assists.

76ers vs Wizards Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -4.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 222.0

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