Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+8)
The Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) play the Washington Wizards (34-38) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday in Game 2 of their series. Washington opens this matchup as 8-point dogs. The total opens at 230.5.
The Wizards faced off with the 76ers and took a loss by a score of 125-118 in Game 1. Washington finished with a 55.7% field goal percentage (49 of 88) and converted 8 out of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Wizards made 12 of their 15 shots for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to rebounding, they earned 41 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 26 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In regard to defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 49.5% from the field on 46 out of 93 shooting. Philadelphia totaled 27 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Philadelphia pulled down 40 boards (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Philadelphia shot 69.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 23 of 33 attempts. They made 10 out of their 32 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 33 points on 13 of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 40:59 minutes and snagged 10 boards. Beal ended up shooting 56.5% from the field and also dished out 6 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He collected 5 rebounds in 42:41 min on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 41.2% from the floor for this game by connecting on 7-of-17 (16 points). When the final whistle was blown, Westbrook tallied 14 assists.
Washington steps onto the court with a record of 34-38 for the year. They cough up possession 14.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 21.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is collecting 45.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,835 assists for the campaign, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Wizards are hitting 35.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (733 of 2,088) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 116.6 points per outing (3rd in the league) while shooting 47.5% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.0 fouls. The Wizards are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (1,056 of 1,586) and they surrender 46.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,762 conceded for the year. They are giving up 36.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 30th in the league in PPG allowed (118.5).
In their Game 1 win, the 76ers were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 40 for this contest. They turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 10 steals for this game. The Wizards had 24 fouls for this game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to make 23 of the free throws for a clip of 69.7%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Philadelphia made 10 of 32 attempts (31.3%). In all, the 76ers finished shooting 46 for 93 from the floor which had them shooting 49.5%. The 76ers allowed the Wizards to make 49 out of 88 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.7% in the matchup. They shot 40.0% from beyond the perimeter via 8 out of 20 and ended up going 12 out of 15 at the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Philadelphia permitted Washington to grab 41 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Tobias Harris ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in this matchup. He made 15 out of 29 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 51.7%, and had 6 rebounds. Harris earned 37 points in his 37:02 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Joel Embiid. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in 29:46 mins on the court, and he shot 9 of 16 from the floor. Embiid ended up shooting 56.3% from the field as well as contributing 30 points and 6 boards.
Philadelphia has a record of 49-23 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the 76ers are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the league. Philadelphia has tallied 8,182 points for the campaign (113.6 per game) and they pull down 45.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per contest. The 76ers have committed 20.2 fouls every game and they shoot 76.7% from the free throw line. The 76ers are ranked 6th in the league in points allowed per contest with 108.1. The Philadelphia defense allows 36.0% on 3-pointers (857 of 2,378) and their opposition makes 76.4% of their foul shots. They have given up 23.5 assists and 42.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 11th in basketball. They are able to force 15.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+8)
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