Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/21/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -12.5
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (20-9, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) host the Washington Wizards (8-18, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, December 21, 2019. Washington opens this matchup as 12.5 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Wizards are covering 52.0% of the time, having gone 13-12-1 ATS. Philadelphia is covering 46.2% of the time, going 12-14-3 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/19/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
12/19/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Game Time Decision
12/17/2019 Rui Hachimura PF Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 28
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Davis Bertans averages 15.8 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%. Bradley Beal comes into this game averaging 27.6 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Joel Embiid averages 22.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Tobias Harris scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 121.8 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.4 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Washington averages 117.7 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 27.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers give up 104.2 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 40.0 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA with 109.1 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 12th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.4. The 76ers are 6th in turnovers per contest with 16.0.
The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia -12.5 and over 220 total points
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