Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 12/26/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (16-15) will try to beat the Philadelphia 76ers (16-15) at Capital One Arena on Sunday.
The 76ers faced the Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 108-103 in their last game. Philadelphia finished the game with a 50.0% field goal percentage (36 of 72) and converted 10 of their 25 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the 76ers made 26 of their 31 shots for a rate of 83.9%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 34 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 5 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In regard to the defense, Philadelphia allowed 46.3% from the field on 38 of 82 shooting. Boston doled out 42 dimes and had 16 steals in the matchup. Furthermore, Boston collected 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 7 blocked shots. Boston ended up going 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 25 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 27 attempts from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 23 and the Celtics racked up 18 fouls.
Joel Embiid is a player who played a role in this game. Embiid finished the game at 51.9% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. He played 40 mins and grabbed 10 boards. He had 41 points on 14 out of 27 shooting.
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Philadelphia heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 16-15 so far this season. They currently have an average of 105.7 points per contest (23rd in the league) while shooting 45.8% from the floor. The 76ers are hitting 34.8% on shots from distance (342 of 984) and 81.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling in 41.5 rebounds per contest and has totaled 692 assists this season, which ranks 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.3 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the 76ers have forced 0.5 turnovers per game and they draw 0.6 personal fouls. They give up 35.4% on 3-pointers while they are 18th in the league in points per game allowed (3.6). The 76ers are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.4% (41 of 90) and they surrender 1.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are 14th in the league in allowing assists with 24 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the Wizards went home victorious with a score of 109-103 when they played the Jazz. When it comes to rebounding, Washington allowed Utah to get 38 in total (8 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 31.8% from three-point range by going 14 of 44 and ended up shooting 19 of 30 at the free throw line (63.3%). The Wizards allowed the Jazz to knock down 35 of their 81 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.2% in this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Wizards finished 42 out of 94 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington converted 9 of 31 tries (29.0%). They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. The Jazz had 15 fouls for this game which got the Wizards to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Wizards were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 for this contest.
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards for the matchup. Beal racked up 37 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 7 dimes in this game. He knocked down 13 of 24 in the game for a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 16-15 for the season. As an offense, the Wizards are shooting 46.3% from the field, which is 8th in the NBA. Washington has tallied 3,273 pts on the season (105.6 per game) and they grab 44.3 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per contest (14th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Wizards commit 19.2 fouls every game while shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe.
The Wizards on defense are ranked 21st in the league in points per game surrendered with 3.6. They are forcing 0.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (14th in the NBA). The Washington defense allows 33.7% on shots from distance (10 of 31) and their opponents are converting on 79.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 0.8 assists and 1.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 13th and 17th in basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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