Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 6/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5.5)
Wells Fargo Center is the venue where and the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23) will play the Washington Wizards (34-38) on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. Philly leads 3-1. The line on this game has Philadelphia as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.5.
The Wizards walked away with a win by a score of 122-114 in Game 4. Washington finished the contest with a 45.5% field goal percentage (40 of 88) and made 9 out of their 24 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 33 of 42 shots for a rate of 78.6%. In terms of rebounding, they earned a total of 57 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 24 dimes in the matchup while creating 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 41.7% from the floor on 40 of 96 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 21 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, Philadelphia snagged 48 rebounds (12 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 12 blocks. Philadelphia went 64.7% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 34 shots. They made 12 of 38 shots from distance.
Bradley Beal is a player who was a major contributor for this game. He scored 27 points on 9 of 23 shooting. He played 42:51 minutes and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Beal finished the game at 39.1% from the field and earned 4 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Wizards was Rui Hachimura. He snagged 13 rebounds in his 41:32 min on the court. He finished the game at 66.7% from the field in this contest by hitting 8-of-12 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Hachimura had accumulated 2 assists.
Washington comes into this one with a win-loss record of 34-38 for the year. The Wizards are hitting 35.1% from downtown (733 of 2,088) and 76.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 116.6 points per outing (3rd in the league) while connecting on 47.5% from the floor. They turn it over 14.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.6 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is pulling down 45.2 boards per game and has tallied 1,835 assists so far this season, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Wizards are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They give up 36.9% on shots from distance and they rank 30th in basketball in points per game allowed (118.5). The Wizards defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (1,056 of 1,586) and they relinquish 46.1 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 12th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,762 surrendered for the campaign.
In their Game 4 loss, the 76ers snagged 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 48 in this matchup. They coughed it up 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Wizards had 27 fouls in the matchup which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 34 shots. They were able to make 22 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.7%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Philadelphia knocked down 12 of 38 attempts (31.6%). Overall, the 76ers went 40 for 96 from the field which had them at 41.7%. The 76ers permitted the Wizards to convert 40 of 88 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.5% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 37.5% from downtown by shooting 9 of 24 and finished the game at 33 of 42 at the free throw line (78.6%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Philadelphia allowed Washington to pull down 57 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Tobias Harris ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers in the game. He knocked down 8 out of 24 in the matchup for a rate of 33.3%, and had 13 rebounds. Harris earned 21 points in his 37:26 minutes of playing time and totaled 5 dimes for the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Philadelphia was Ben Simmons. He finished this one with 3 dimes in 24:31 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 5 from the floor. Simmons ended the game having shot 80.0% from the field as well as contributing 13 points and 12 boards.
Philadelphia has a mark of 49-23 for the campaign. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per contest (22nd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. Philadelphia has totaled 8,182 points on the year (113.6 per game) and they grab 45.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which ranks 8th in the NBA. The 76ers on defense are ranked 6th in the NBA in points given up per game with 108.1. They have forced 15.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (4th in the league). The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (857 of 2,378) and their opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw shots. They have given up 23.5 assists and 42.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 5th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+5.5)
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