Friday, February 26, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 215.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 26-30 and a road record of 12-14. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-18. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-49 and a home record of 5-22. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 95.9 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -10.6. Philadelphia has a division record of 1-10 and a conference record of 2-31. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.3 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Washington averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.6 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 95.9 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.9 per game. The 76ers allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers score 96.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -18.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.3 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 97.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 16.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 29-27-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 30-25-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-30-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-26-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/25/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
02/25/16 PG T.J. McConnell Ankle "?" Friday vs. Washington
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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