Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+6.5)
The Washington Wizards (34-38) head to Wells Fargo Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23). Washington opens this contest as 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 229.5.
The Washington Wizards faced the Charlotte Hornets and walked away with a win by a score of 115-110 in their last regular season contest. Washington finished the contest having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (44 of 91) and knocked down 10 of 31 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wizards converted 17 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 53 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 22 assists for this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In regard to defense, Washington let their opponent shoot 39.4% from the floor on 37 of 94 shooting. Charlotte dished out 25 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Furthermore, Charlotte collected 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Charlotte finished 91.7% when shooting free throws by converting 22 of 24 tries. They knocked down 14 of their 45 attempts from long range.
Bradley Beal is one guy who played a role for the contest. He racked up 25 points on 8 out of 27 shooting. He saw the court for 34:37 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Beal ended up going 29.6% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in the game for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He grabbed 15 rebounds in his 40:11 min on the court. He finished 40.0% from the floor for this contest by hitting 6-of-15 (23 points). When the game finished, Westbrook tallied 10 assists.
Washington will enter this game with a mark of 34-38 this season. They currently have an average of 116.6 points per outing (3rd in the NBA) while hitting 47.5% from the floor. The Wizards are shooting 35.1% on shots from distance (733 of 2,088) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is grabbing 45.2 boards per game and has tallied 1,835 assists on the season, which has them ranked 13th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 21.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 fouls. The Wizards defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.1% (1,056 of 1,586) and they concede 46.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,762 surrendered for the season. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-pointers and they are 30th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (118.5).
When they last played, the Philadelphia 76ers got the win with a final of 128-117 when they played the Orlando Magic. The 76ers were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Magic committed 25 fouls in this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia buried 19 of 40 tries (47.5%). When this game wrapped up, the 76ers ended up going 46 for 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.9%. The 76ers allowed the Magic to make 36 of 76 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.4% for this game. They finished 35.7% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 10 out of 28 and ended up going 35 out of 41 from the free throw line (85.4%). In relation to rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Orlando to snag 47 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Maxey pitched in for the 76ers for the game. He converted 11 of 19 in the matchup giving him a rate of 57.9%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Maxey recorded 30 points in his 34:52 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Philadelphia was Shake Milton. He wrapped the game up with 9 dimes in his 25:36 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 out of 13 from the floor. Milton walked away from this one going 46.2% from the field and also collecting 15 points and 4 boards.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 49-23 for the season. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 76.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per contest (22nd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per contest. Philadelphia has totaled 8,182 pts so far this season (113.6 per contest) and they pull in 45.1 boards per contest. As an offense, the 76ers are connecting on 47.6% from the field, which is 8th in basketball. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 6th in the league in points given up per game with 108.1. The Philadelphia defense surrenders 36.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (857 of 2,378) and their opponents are knocking down 76.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 23.5 dimes and 42.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 5th and 11th in the NBA. They have forced 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+6.5)
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