Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 10/31/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-4)
Capital One Arena is the location where the Washington Wizards will try to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Washington opens this contest as 4-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 222.
The 76ers faced off with the Bulls and notched a win by a score of 114-109 in their last game. Concerning fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 22 and the Bulls finished the game with 20 fouls. They also buried 11 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land. Chicago shot 89.7% at the free throw line by making 26 of their 29 shots. Moreover, Chicago totaled 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Chicago doled out 22 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. When it comes to defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the field on 36 of 80 shooting. They also recorded 28 assists in this contest while creating 18 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected 41 with 8 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the 76ers made 22 of their 27 shots for a rate of 81.5%. Philadelphia ended the contest with a 49.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 79) and made 14 out of their 29 3-point shots.
Joel Embiid is someone who was important in this game. He left the arena with 25 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He played 32 mins and snagged 7 boards. Embiid ended up going 60.0% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes.
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Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-4 for the year. They average 109.3 points per outing (25th in the NBA) while hitting 48.1% from the floor. The 76ers are shooting 39.6% on shots from distance (93 of 235) and 81.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is pulling down 38.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 166 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.3 fouls per game.
On defense, the 76ers are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 28th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 176 conceded on the year. The 76ers defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.4% (276 of 595) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 33.5% from beyond the arc while they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards took a loss by a score of 127-117 against the Pacers. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Washington permitted Indiana to get 41 overall (5 on the offensive glass). They went 51.7% from distance via 15 of 29 and finished the game at 30 of 33 at the free throw line (90.9%). The Wizards permitted the Pacers to knock down 41 out of 81 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.6% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Wizards finished the game shooting 41 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 47.7%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Washington buried 12 out of their 30 tries (40.0%). They were able to knock down 23 of them for a percentage of 82.1%. The Pacers had 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wizards to the free throw line for 28 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Wizards earned 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this contest.
Bradley Beal ended up being a factor for the Wizards in this contest. Beal totaled 31 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 4 assists for this game. He converted 11 out of 18 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 61.1%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss record of 3-2 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are connecting on 49.1% from the floor, which ranks 1st in the NBA. Washington has accounted for 560 points on the campaign (112.0 per game) and they grab 42.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.6 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per game. The Wizards are committing 21.8 fouls per game and they connect on 79.8% from the free throw line.
The Washington defense concedes 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (58 of 159) and their opponents are making 81.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 20.2 assists and 42.0 boards per game, which ranks 3rd and 8th in the league. The Wizards are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per game with 110.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+4)
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