Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+8)
The Philadelphia 76ers (6-1) host the Washington Wizards (2-5) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Washington opens this matchup as 8-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 231.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the Brooklyn Nets and took home the win by a score of 123-122 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the game with a 41.3% FG percentage (43 of 104) and converted 12 of their 33 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Wizards converted 25 of their 34 shots for a percentage of 73.5%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 49 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 dimes in this game while earning 9 steals and 3 blocks. In regard to defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 40 of 81 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 25 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In addition, the Nets had 51 rebounds (7 offensive, 44 defensive) and added 9 rejections. Brooklyn finished the game at 90.3% when shooting free throws by burying 28 of 31 attempts. They made 14 out of their 32 tries from downtown.
Bradley Beal is a player who was a factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 27 points on 9 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 36:28 mins played and snagged 10 rebounds. Beal ended up going 36.0% from the field and also totaled 5 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He grabbed 5 rebounds and tallied 10 dimes. He finished 28.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-25 (24 points). At the conclusion of this game, Westbrook was on the hardwood for 37:58 minutes.
Washington heads into this contest with a record of 2-5 for the year. They currently have an average of 118.6 pts per game (2nd in the league) while hitting 47.5% from the field. The Wizards are shooting 37.7% on three-point shots (86 of 228) and 74.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Washington is pulling down 43.7 boards per game and is sitting with 197 dimes for the campaign, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 24.7 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Wizards have forced 16.1 turnovers per game while drawing 22.3 personal fouls. They give up 37.5% on three-point shots and they are 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed (120.3). The Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 48.1% (113 of 156) and they concede 45.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 19th in the league in giving up assists with 168 relinquished this season.
For their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers got the victory with a final of 118-101 against the Charlotte Hornets. The 76ers were able to collect 41 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 55 in the game. They blocked 5 shots while recording 7 steals for this game. The Hornets were called for 24 fouls in the game which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throws for a clip of 65.2%. Pertaining to shooting from downtown, Philadelphia buried 11 of 32 attempts (34.4%). When all was said and done, the 76ers shot 46 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.4%. The 76ers allowed the Hornets to knock down 36 of 86 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 13 out of 39 and finished the game at 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). When discussing rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Charlotte to collect 46 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Tobias Harris ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this matchup. He buried 10 of 16 for the game for a rate of 62.5%, which got him 22 points. Harris grabbed 5 rebounds in his 29:37 minutes of time on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. One more player who was a determining factor for Philadelphia was Joel Embiid. He ended up walking away with 14 points in his 24:54 minutes played via 4 out of 10 from the floor in this contest. Embiid ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 4 assists and 11 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 6-1 this season. The 76ers have committed 19.9 fouls every game and they hit 75.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per game (9th in the league) and they are giving up possession 17.0 times per game. Philadelphia has accumulated 777 points so far this year (111.0 per contest) and they collect 48.7 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the 76ers are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks them 8th in basketball. The 76ers on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in points given up per game with 101.7. They allow 25.7 dimes and 44.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 12th in the NBA. The Philadelphia defense gives up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (80 of 226) and their opposition makes 80.0% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 16.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (+8)
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