Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -10.5
Thomas Bryant and the Washington Wizards (24-43, 3rd in the Southeast Division) play the Philadelphia 76ers (40-27, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at The Arena on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Philadelphia as 10.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 233.
The 76ers cover the spread 44.4% of the time, having gone 28-35-4 ATS. Washington covers the spread 49.2% of the time, going 32-33-2 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
08/03/20 PF Mike Scott Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
08/03/20 C Kyle O'Quinn Eligibility is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
08/02/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out for season
08/02/20 SG Garrison Mathews Personal is out indefinitely
07/07/20 SG Bradley Beal Rotator Cuff is out for season
06/28/20 PF Davis Bertans Personal is out for season
Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game. He averages 8.1 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Thomas Bryant scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 24.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Rui Hachimura averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.3 per game. The 76ers allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the NBA with 115.2 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.34. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 25.3. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Wizards give up 119.6 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 7th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Philadelphia is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 21st. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +10.5
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