NBA Philadelphia 76ers vs Wizards Prediction 12/6/2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (12-7) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (3-16) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Capital One Arena 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

The 76ers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Celtics with a final score of 125-119. Despite losin the game straight-up, the 76ers did cover the spread as +11.5 point underdogs. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 218.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

Coming into today’s game against the Wizards, the 76ers are 12-7 overall and are looking to snap their two-game losing skid. Against Eastern Conference teams, the 76ers are 8-5 and are 4-2 in non-conference play.

Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 13-6 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Philadelphia is 10-4 vs. the spread while going 3-2 as the underdog.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Wizards conveyed a message to the Magic with a score of 130-125. the Wizards entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 61-58.

As the Wizards look to take on the 76ers, they are below .500 at 3-16. When playing on the road, the Wizards are 2-10 compared to a 1-6 record at home.

Washington’s ATS record sits below .500 (9-10). Washington has failed to cover the spread in six straight home games and are 1-6 ATS at home compared to 8-4 on the road.

76ers Offense Breakdown

The 76ers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.1 points per game (4th). Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.2 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, Philadelphia remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 23.4 made free-throws per game.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Washington is averaging 116.8 points per contest. This figure places them 7th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.1 made 3’s per game. If the Washington offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 17th in the league at 113.1 points per game allowed.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.9% from downtown.

Wizards Team Defense

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 125.1 points per contest.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Wizards are forcing 13.5 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 18th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Key Players For The 76ers And Wizards

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Joel Embiid as the primary point contributor for the 76ers, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 7/12 shooting accuracy. Throughout this season, his average stands at 32 points per game, along with 11.2 rebounds.

As for Washington, Kyle Kuzma is projected to be the primary scorer for the Wizards. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 17, and adding 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and he is contributing 23.6 points per game on average.

76ers vs Wizards Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

76ers vs Wizards Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this 76ers vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +10. Even though our predictions have the 76ers winning 114-110, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 239, and our model predicts the 76ers and Wizards to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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