Friday, February 24, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 7 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 34-21. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 21-35. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of -5.6.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 22.2 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Robert Covington averages 11.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Washington averages 108.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.61 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.6 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 102.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.1 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 32-23-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-21-1 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-27-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/22/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Washington and Saturday vs. New York
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7
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