Philadelphia Seventysixers vs Washington Wizards Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-9-2018




Philadelphia Seventysixers vs Washington Wizards Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 1-9-2018

Philadelphia Seventysixers (26-14) vs Washington Wizards (16-24)

Date : 01/09/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Philadelphia Seventysixers vs Washington Wizards

The Philadelphia 76ers will visit Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, to face the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. After a terrible stretch a play, the Washington Wizards have seemed to heat up a bit in winning three of their last four games, with their last being  a victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road in what ended up being a blowout on behalf of the visitors as both teams shot horribly from the field at 43% while also making good on 10 three-pointers for the contest. However, the Thunder committed 15 turnovers during the contest while also being outrebounded 55-41 throughout the contest as they  could not recover in the end.

On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers won their 3rd straight game as they picked up a home win over the struggling Dallas Mavericks as Joel Embiid along with Ben Simmons led the way with 25 and 20 points, respectively, for a Sixers team that 46% from the floor on the night while holding the Mavericks to just 43% along with  only 29% from long range. The 76ers are 2-5 against the spread in the last seven meetings versus the Wizards at Capital One Arena.

 

Philadelphia Seventysixers 's Latest Performance :

The Philadelphia 76ers won without Jimmy Butler in the lineup  for their matchup with the Dallas Mavericks at home in their last outing, however, were able to get 25 points along with 14 rebounds from Joel Embiid while also getting 20 points along with 14 rebounds  and 11 assists from Ben Simmons in what was their third straight victory.  As stated, Philadelphia was horrible from long range in this contest yet shot 47% from the floor while allowing just 43% for the Mavericks, who were only able to connect on 9 of 31 3-point attempts.  Wesley Matthews along with Luka Doncic had 18 and 14 points for a Mavericks team which could not get things going on the offensive end, yet again, in what turned out to be  yet another lost on the road, to where they have been horrible in 2018.

Nonetheless, the Philadelphia 76ers will move on in which to face a surging Washington Wizards squad that will certainly be looking for the challenge after a blowout victory versus a very solid Oklahoma City team on the road. It will be important to note that Jimmy Butler will be back into the lineup as he is probable for this matchup on Wednesday night after an illness.

Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :

A resurgence on both ends of the floor has resulted in the Wizards winning three of their last four games, overall,while also possibly affording them the opportunity to come out from within the cellar of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference by overtaking the third place Orlando Magic, which are struggling mightily at the time. Nonetheless, the Wizards will certainly have to take care of business, beginning with obtaining a win over a Philadelphia 76ers team that has gained their own fair share of momentum recently and will be looking to win their fourth straight victory.

In the last outing, the Washington Wizards certainly made easy work of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road as the Wizards were able to win away from Capital One Arena for the first time in only their last five road games as they allowed Russell Westbrook to record yet another triple-double on the season as he ended with 25 points,15 rebounds, along with 13 assists;  However, the point guard had eight turnovers on the night as well which certainly doomed a team that committed 15 total turnovers for the night, as pointed out.

On the other hand, the Washington Wizards were led by Bradley Beal, who scored 25 points while Otto Porter Jr was sighted in this contest as well as he chipped in 20 points in the win as the Wizards possessed five double-digit scorers, in all.”It has to be up there, there’s no question,” he said. ”We battled. We played against one of the best teams in basketball. They’ve got a lot of talent. They’ve got three All-Stars on the floor and I think we battled them and did a lot of things well.”

Of course, this can certainly be a bit of a turning point in the season for the Washington Wizards has they has previously been winless versus the Oklahoma City in their last nine meetings. Nonetheless, they have not fared well against the spread versus the 76ers, either, as of late as they are only 3-7 in their last 10 meetings, overall.

 

How Philadelphia Seventysixers & Washington Wizards Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Philadelphia is 19-21 against the spread while the OU is 23 – 17

Washington is 16 – 24 against the spread while the OU is 23 – 17

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

A surging Washington Wizards squad will be looking to obtain yet another victory in which to come closer to increasing their positioning within the Southeast Division. On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers continue to chase the Toronto Raptors within the Atlantic division and will certainly look to extend their current winning streak in which to win their fourth straight, as stated. In all, one should look for a very exciting and possibly low scoring matchup in this contest as I really see both defense is looking to  assert themselves early as both offenses have been dangerous, lately.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Philadelphia 76ers

My reason for the pick :

 

I will back the Sixers in this instance as they are winners of three of their last four road games, overall. And despite Washington winning three of the last four games at  Capital One Arena, who knows how long this stretch of play will last for the Wizards? In other words, I simply cannot trust the Wizards to continue this type of play, thus signaling that I may need to sell at just the right time after the Sixers will commence to pummeling the home team  on their very own floor on Tuesday night due to stellar performances, once again, from Simmons as well as Embiid. Again, Jimmy Butler should be returning to the lineup in this matchup as well as he had to endure an illness during their last matchup.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick:  Under

My reason for the prediction :

The under has been the play into of the last three home games for the Washington Wizards while also being the result in three of the last four games for the Philadelphia 76ers, over. With that being the case, look for the trends to continue in this matchup as I certainly believe that both teams will put some points on the board; However, these defenses have been playing on another level lately and will limit offensive opportunities for both teams in this contest on  Wednesday night, thus making the under the strong play, as a result.

Betting trends for Philadelphia Seventysixers :

  • Over is 9-2 in 76ers last 11 games playing on 0 days rest.
    Over is 11-3 in 76ers last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
    76ers are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.

Betting trends for Washington Wizards:

  • Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
    Under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
    Wizards are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games.

Falepa

A sports analyst and enthusiast, Filipa enjoys writing articles for NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and, of course, for NCAAF. In addition, he enjoys the true art of breaking down games in such as way as to locate certain trends that can impact future contests. With a willingness to research, construct, and relay information that any reader can understand, Filipa aims to provide the reader with interesting & indepth knowledge for upcoming sporting events.