The Philadelphia 76ers (30-21) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-42) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on NBCS. Both the 76ers and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Wizards
The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the 76ers fell to the Hawks by a score of 127-121. Alonside their straight-up loss, the 76ers failed to cover the spread as +3.5 point underdogs. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 244.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
When you look at the 76ers’ overall record of 30-21, they are coming into today’s game against the Wizards after going 2-8 in their last ten games. At home, they are 17-10 compared to 13-11 on the road this season.
Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 30-21 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the 76ers hold an ATS record of 14-10 in contrast to a 16-11 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Washington’s most recently played the Celtics and lost with a final score of 133-129. The Wizards were leading the game going into the second half 71-64.
With an overall record of 9-42, the Wizards are looking to snap their five game losing streak as they prepare to take on the 76ers. In Eastern Conference games, the Wizards are 6-30 compared to a 3-12 record in non-conference games.
So far, Washington’s ATS record is below .500 at 24-26. The Wizards maintain an ATS record of 17-9 on the road, while they have a 7-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The Philadelphia offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 118.5 points per game.
On the road this season, the 76ers are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 9th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 118.5 points per game.
When it comes to pace, the 76ers are 17th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 47% from the field, which is 18th in the NBA.
Philadelphia has been one of the most aggressive teams in the league when it comes to getting to the free-throw line. They lead the NBA in free throw attempts at 26.9 per game and are also 1st in made free throws at 22.4 per game.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Through 51 games games, Washington is averaging 114.8 points per game (17th).
When it comes to pace, the Wizards are the fastest team in the NBA, averaging 102.4 possessions per game. However, they are just 17th in scoring at 114.8 points per game. At home, Washington is 21st in scoring at 114.3 points per game.
So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51% of their games. They are 16th in field goal percentage at 47% and are 5th in two-pointers made per game. From beyond the arc, Washington is 27th in three-point shooting at 35%.
When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Wizards are 25th in attempts but are 9th in assists. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 28th in the league.
76ers Team Defense
At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 14th, allowing 113.9 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the 76ers are forcing 11.3 per game, which is 1st in the league. They also come into the game sitting 6th in blocked shots at 6 per game.
Wizards Team Defense
So far, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 30th in the league at 124.0 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.9% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The 76ers And Wizards
In today’s game, we anticipate Tobias Harris leading the scoring for the 76ers, contributing 16 points while shooting 6/12 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 17.9 points per game, in addition to 6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Kyle Kuzma as the leading scorer for the Wizards. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.4%, and his scoring average is 21.8 points per game.
76ers vs Wizards Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 113 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 5-0 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Wizards have an ATS mark of just 5-4-1 in their last ten games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
As the underdogs with a spread of +3.5, we recommend going with the Wizards on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237.5, and our model projects the 76ers and Wizards to reach a combined total of 148 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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