Washington Wizards (8-13) vs Philadelphia Seventysixers (13-7)Date : 11/30/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia Seventysixers
The Washington Wizards will visit Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. While Washington continues to struggle on the season, they come into this matchup winners of two of their last three outings yet suffered a 125 – 104 Road loss over the New Orleans Pelicans as the Wizards had no answers for Anthony Davis as he scored 29 points on the night while also having 15 rebounds in the victory.
On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers have won six of their last seven outings along with two straight after a win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night as Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 26 points along with 14 rebounds in the win while Jimmy Butler struggled on the night in going 3-7 from the field while ending with only seven points. The over has been the result in the last four meetings amongst these teams at Wells Fargo Arena while the Wizards have covered the spread in only one of the last five meetings versus the Sixers in Philadelphia.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
As stated, Washington has a very talented team; Yet, they come into this matchup third in the Southeast standings of the Eastern Conference while also being losers of four of their last seven games, overall. Nonetheless, the Wizards, despite their last loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, are winners of two of three games coming into this matchup as they have also scored 120 or more points in three of their last five games, overall.
John Wall had 17 points versus the Pelicans while Bradley Beal chipped in 16 points along with 11 assists for the Wizards, who struggled throughout the night while also being outrebounded by a 64-30 8 margin. Combine this with the fact that Washington also turned the ball over 17 times for the game in addition to allowing the Pelicans 28 second chance points on the night, the Wizards were bound to lose this matchup due to their inability to perform consistently in all areas of the game. They will be looking to right the ship versus a dangerous Philadelphia 76ers squad that has gained an enormous amount of momentum in confidence entering this matchup.
Philadelphia Seventysixers's Latest Performance :
Embiid has been a huge catalyst to the Sixers success throughout the season. He leads the team in both scoring and rebounding in putting up 29 Points along with 13 rebounds per contest. With the addition of Jimmy Butler, the Philadelphia 76ers were allowed an additional scorer that can light it up on a consistent basis in which to bring the Sixers to the next level in the NBA. On the other hand, Philly was essentially assured with the addition of Butler that if Embiid had an off night, the other would step up in which to keep the team competitive.
Nonetheless, Butler struggled from the field in their last matchup as Embiid was called upon to put the team on his back as the Sixers picked up the home win. JJ Redick also went 4-6 from 3-point range and ended with 24 points for the Sixers as he certainly stepped up his game in the midst of Butler’s struggles. In all, the Sixers continue to be on a high as they now face a Washington Wizards team that has been dominated by inconsistency on both sides of the ball early in this season. Also, with the Sixers averaging at least 117 points in four of their last five games, expect them to take advantage of a Wizards defense that is allowing teams to score 118 points per game on 48% shooting.
How Washington Wizards & Philadelphia Seventysixers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Washington is 8 – 13 ATS while the OU is 14 – 7
Philadelphia is 9 – 14 ATS while the Ou is 15 – 8
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Sixers continue to get better over time as they are beginning to win games despite their stars having off nights. On the other hand, the Wizards continue to become more and more aloof as the season progresses and will certainly find it difficult to keep this game competitive if they are not able to obtain much more focus throughout 48 minutes. With that being said, expect the pace of this game to be back and forth as the Sixers will not only look to run their half-court offense with Embiid as a centerpiece, but, they will also look to run the break in which to pick up easy buckets in transition as the Wizards are simply awful on the defensive end.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Philadelphia 76ers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Sixers in this matchup as they are simply the better team. Also, when one considers the fact that they have been nearly unbeatable at Wells Fargo Center lately, one could surmise that the Wizards are indeed in for a long night on Friday. On the other hand, Washington has simply played much to inconsistently lately in which the back either at home or on the road. It is for this reason that I will choose the home team to pick up a convincing win on Friday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back over in this game in that the Wizards are really terrible on the defensive side of the ball in 2018. That stated, they are allowing team to score 118 points per game on 48% shooting from the floor per outing. This, and itself, allows me to back the over immensely as I happen to believe that the Sixers, along with Butler, will certainly have a decent shooting night on Friday as well. Furthermore, the Wizards have lost by an average of 21 points in their last two road games, altogether.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Over is 5-0 in Wizards last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Over is 6-0 in Wizards last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Wizards are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Philadelphia Seventysixers:
- 76ers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 Friday games.
Over is 5-0 in 76ers last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.