Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 2 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 26-14. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 114.4 points per contest while giving up 112.2 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 16-24 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.7 points per game and surrender 116.4, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 19-21-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 15-24-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 23-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/07/19 G Jimmy Butler Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Washington
01/07/19 G Ben Simmons Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Washington
01/06/19 SF Wilson Chandler Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Markieff Morris Neck is out 6-8 weeks
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 58%. Joel Embiid averages 26.9 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 13.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Otto Porter scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Bradley Beal averages 23.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 114.4 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.6 boards per contest and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 15.1 per game. The 76ers allow 112.2 points per contest, which is 22nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 22.2 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 9th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.78. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.2. The Wizards are 19th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Wizards give up 116.4 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 48.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 27th in the league.
Washington is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Wizards are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -2
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