Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 7.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 28-54. They were 4th in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of -5.7 as they averaged 102.4 points per contest while giving up 108.1 per game. The Wizards had an overall mark of 49-33 last year. They were 1st in the Southeast Division. They averaged 109.2 points per contest and gave up 107.4, which was a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers were 49-33-0 against the spread last season
The Philadelphia 76ers were 42-39-1 against the over/under last year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards were 42-39-1 against the spread last season
The Washington Wizards were 50-31-1 against the over/under last year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/14/17 F Amir Johnson Undisclosed probable Wednesday vs. Washington
10/14/17 F Richaun Holmes Wrist out indefinitely
10/14/17 G Markelle Fultz Knee probable Wednesday vs. Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/14/17 F Markieff Morris Groin out indefinitely
Joel Embiid comes into this game after averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 25.4 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was 78%. J.J. Redick averaged 15 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game last year. He averaged 1.4 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% for the season while his free throw percentage was 89%.
Bradley Beal scored 23.1 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.1 rebounds per contest and had 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage finished at 83%. John Wall averaged 23.1 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.2 rebounds per game and had 10.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averaged 102.4 points per contest last year, which was 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -5.7 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a unit, which had them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shot 34%, which was good for 25th in the NBA. They averaged 42.8 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranked them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 1st with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allowed 108.1 points per contest, which was 24th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 45 rebounds a game which ranked 27th, and they allowed 22.7 assists per game which put them in 14th place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington was 5th in the NBA with 109.2 points per contest last season. They were 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 1.8. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 9th in the league. They were 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 23.9. The Wizards were 11th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Wizards gave up 107.4 points per game, which ranked them 21st in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 15th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards were 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest last year.
The 76ers were 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 108.9 was ranked 14th last season. In terms of pace they were 6th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 23rd. As a team they were 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Philadelphia was 1st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 16th in the league.
Washington was 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 7th in the NBA. The Wizards were 8th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 was ranked 12th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 6th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -7.5
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