Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2019
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -6
Davis Bertans and the Washington Wizards (6-12, 4th in the Southeast Division) host the Philadelphia 76ers (15-6, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Capital One Arena on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 6 point favorites. The total opens at 232.
The 76ers are covering 45.0% of the time, having gone 9-11-1 ATS. Washington is covering 55.6% of the time, going 10-8-1 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/3/2019 Shake Milton SG Hip Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Trey Burke PG Illness Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Josh Richardson SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/3/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
12/3/2019 Garrison Mathews SG Leg Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 C.J SF Wrist Game Time Decision
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Tobias Harris averages 18.4 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Davis Bertans averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Bradley Beal averages 28.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 16.5 per game. The 76ers allow 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 3rd in the league with 118.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.4. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Wizards surrender 122.9 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Philadelphia is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Washington is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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