Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (23-26) are en route to Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday where they will play the Philadelphia 76ers (31-19).
The Wizards took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 115-95 in their last game. Washington walked away from the contest having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 84) and knocked down 10 of their 29 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wizards converted 15 of 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 27 assists for the game as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 46.0% from the field on 46 out of 100 shooting. Memphis earned 60 assists and had 24 steals in this game. Additionally, Memphis snagged 39 rebounds (21 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Memphis shot 83.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of their 12 attempts. They also converted 13 of 31 attempts from distance. In regard to fouls, the Wizards finished with 12 while the Grizzlies racked up 9 fouls.
Kyle Kuzma is one player who had an impact in this contest. He racked up 30 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also snagged 8 rebounds. Kuzma shot 64.7% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes.
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Washington will enter this contest with a mark of 23-26 this season. They are turning it over 13.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 44.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,180 assists on the season, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing. The Wizards are shooting 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (494 of 1,524) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 107.6 points per game (21st in the NBA) while hitting 46.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Wizards have forced 11.9 turnovers every game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,125 surrendered so far this year. The Wizards defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (1,989 of 4,373) and they surrender 44.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They concede 35.0% on 3-point shots while they are 19th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (110.1).
In their last game, the 76ers took home the win by a final score of 122-119 when they played the Grizzlies. The 76ers recorded 35 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this game. They also turned it over 21 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Grizzlies committed 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 86.7%. With respect to three-point shots, Philadelphia converted 11 out of 31 tries (35.5%). Overall, the 76ers finished shooting 49 for 100 from the field which had them shooting 49.0%. The 76ers allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 47 out of their 102 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.1% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 20.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 6 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 28 at the free throw line (67.9%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Philadelphia allowed Memphis to grab 33 in total (15 offensive).
Tyrese Maxey ended up being a major contributor for the 76ers for the contest. He converted 13 out of 23 in this matchup giving him a rate of 56.5%, and had 3 rebounds. Maxey scored 33 points in his 43 minutes of playing time and totaled 8 dimes in this contest.
Philadelphia has a record of 31-19 for the season. The 76ers have committed 19.1 fouls every game and they shoot 81.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.1 times per contest (19th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest. Philadelphia has accounted for 5,394 points on the campaign (107.9 per contest) and they average 42.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the 76ers are hitting on 46.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA.
The Philadelphia defense concedes 34.1% on 3-pointers (570 of 1,673) and their opponents are making 76.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.1 assists and 45.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 7th and 20th in the league. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed with 105.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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