Washington Wizards at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Washington Wizards head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 9.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 16-24. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.8 as they average 112.7 points per contest while giving up 116.4 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 26-14 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 114.4 points per game and surrender 112.2, good for a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-24-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 23-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important 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
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
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/06/19 G Jimmy Butler Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
01/06/19 SF Wilson Chandler Illness is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 23.9 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Otto Porter averages 12.0 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Joel Embiid scores 26.9 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 13.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Ben Simmons averages 16.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 13.6 per game. The Wizards allow 116.4 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.4 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 6th in the NBA with 114.4 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.23. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.6 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.8. The 76ers are 5th in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The 76ers give up 112.2 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Washington is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Philadelphia is 7th in the NBA 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 28th in the league. The 76ers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. 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 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +9.5
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