Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1.5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 31-25. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 34-25. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest and giving up 105.8, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-27-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 28-31-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 27-30-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 23.8 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.4 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Bradley Beal has scored 23.7 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Otto Porter averages 14.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.6 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.96 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46.9 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 105.7 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 20.9 assists per game which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.66. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.4. The Wizards are 15th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Wizards give up 105.8 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 27th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Washington is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Wizards are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 17th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 12th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -1.5
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