Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 5/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-7.5)
The Washington Wizards (34-38) host the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) at Capital One Arena on Monday in Game 4 of their series. Philly leads 3-0. The line on this matchup has Philadelphia as 7.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 231.
The 76ers notched a win by a score of 132-103 in Game 3. Philadelphia finished the contest having earned a 58.6% field goal percentage (51 out of 87) and converted 17 of 33 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 13 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 65.0%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 51 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 31 dimes for this game while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 39.6% from the floor on 38 out of 96 shooting. Washington dished out 18 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Washington pulled down 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Washington walked away from this one shooting 76.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 25 shots. They also buried 8 of 35 shots from downtown.
Joel Embiid is one guy who came through in this game. He accumulated 36 points on 14 out of 18 shooting. He played 27:54 mins and also collected 8 boards. Embiid ended up going 77.8% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this matchup for the 76ers was Tobias Harris. He grabbed 13 rebounds in his 31:41 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up going 57.1% from the floor for the game by going 8-of-14 (20 points). Overall, Harris totaled 5 assists.
Philadelphia heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 49-23 on the season. They have an average of 113.6 pts per game (14th in the league) while connecting on 47.6% from the field. The 76ers are hitting 37.4% on three-point attempts (811 of 2,169) and 76.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 45.1 boards per game and has earned 1,706 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.2 fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the 76ers have forced 15.6 turnovers per game while drawing 21.0 personal fouls. They rank 5th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,694 surrendered so far this year. The 76ers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.3% (1,122 of 1,509) and they surrender 42.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 36.0% on shots from downtown and they are 6th in the league in opponents PPG (108.1).
In their Game 3 loss, the Wizards were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 41 in this matchup. They coughed it up 8 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The 76ers earned 25 fouls in this matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 76.0%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington knocked down 8 of their 35 attempts (22.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Wizards finished 38 out of 96 from the field which had them sitting at 39.6%. The Wizards permitted the 76ers to bury 51 of their 87 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.6% for the matchup. They shot 51.5% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 17 out of 33 and finished the contest at 13 out of 20 at the charity stripe (65.0%). In relation to rebounding, Washington allowed Philadelphia to pull down 51 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Russell Westbrook was important for the Wizards for the contest. He converted 9 out of 18 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 12 rebounds. Westbrook earned 26 points in his 34:11 minutes on the court and had 10 assists in this matchup. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Washington was Bradley Beal. He ended up with 3 assists in his 37:21 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 10 of 26 from the floor. Beal walked away from this one going 38.5% from the floor and also totaling 25 points and 6 boards.
Washington has a win-loss record of 34-38 so far this year. The Wizards have committed 21.6 fouls per game and they go 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (13th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest. Washington has tallied 8,398 pts for the campaign (116.6 per game) and they pull down 45.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are hitting on 47.5% from the floor, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 30th in basketball in points allowed per game with 118.5. They give up 24.5 assists and 46.1 boards per contest, ranking them 12th and 24th in basketball. The Washington defense gives up 36.9% on shots from beyond the arc (896 of 2,425) and their opposition knocks down 78.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-7.5)
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