Thursday, March 17, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 31-35 and a road record of 14-18. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. Washington is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 9-58 and a home record of 6-27. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 97.1 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -10.6. Philadelphia has a division record of 2-11 and a conference record of 3-39. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 17.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Isaiah Canaan averages 10.8 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Washington averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 97.1 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 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 101 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 105.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 106.3. 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 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers score 97.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 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 98.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.3. They get 97.9 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 15.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 33-33-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 35-30-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-37-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-29-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
03/16/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago03/15/16 G Bradley Beal Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season03/16/16 F Jerami Grant Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Washington03/16/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles "?" Thursday vs. Washington03/16/16 F Robert Covington Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Washington03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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