Wizards vs. 76ers Prediction
Eastern Conference foes will meet in Philadelphia on Wednesday night when the 76ers host the Washington Wizards at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Sixers cover as a 6.5-point home favorite or are the visiting Wizards worth a look as an underdog?
513 Washington Wizards (+6.5) at 514 Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5); o/u 231
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Washington Wizards DFS Spin
Russell Westbrook racked up 24 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes during Sunday's 123-122 win in Brooklyn. Westbrook sat out Friday's game in a back-to-back situation, but he's playing without any known injury concerns at the moment. He came into this game averaging a healthy triple-double with 19.8 points, 12.8 boards and 12.3 assists, but is also losing a category by himself with 5.5 turnovers per game. That's the bargain GMs made on draft day, and one they'll happily live with as long as he's healthy.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Spin
Joel Embiid said he's "rekindled [his] love of passing" this season. "Last year at times, [teams would] double and [I'd] pass and you miss a couple — you miss a lot of shots — and it gets frustrating," he said. "This year, I just think I’ve just been letting the game come to me." Doc Rivers is putting Embiid in spots where he'll know the defensive help before it arrives, making his decisions as a passer simpler. The caveat is that it hasn't added up to increased dimes with Embiid's "potential assists" nearly identical to the 2019-20 season, per NBA.com, and his overall passes are actually down at 40.0 vs. 44.1 last season.
Wizards vs. 76ers Betting Prediction
The Wizards are 4-1 against the spread in their last five meetings with the 76ers, but are just 1-4 against the number in their last five trips to Philly. The Wizards are also just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a road underdog, are 9-23 against the spread in their last 32 games playing on two days of rest and are 3-10-1 at the betting window in their last 14 games as an underdog.
On the other side, the Sixers have covered four straight spreads, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games as a favorite and have cashed in nine of their last 11 games as a home favorite. They’re also a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -6.5