The Wizards will look to avoid a letdown tonight when they visit the horrendous 76ers at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wizards are now 9.5-point road favorites versus the host Sixers after opening as a 9-point favorite. As for the total, the number has gone up from 216.5 to 218.
There's a reason the over jumped nearly as soon as it was posted in Vegas: the over is 4-1 in the Sixers' last five home games and is 7-2 in the team's last nine games overall. The over is also 6-2 in Philadelphia's last eight games coming off a loss and a perfect 5-0 in its last five games after allowing more than 125 points in its previous contest.
The Sixers don't play defense (25th in defensive efficiency) and the Wizards have cashed the over in four of their last five games playing on no rest, as well as in 17 of their last 24 road games as well. The over should hit again.
THURSDAY NBA FREE PICK: WIZARDS/SIXERS OVER 218