76ers vs. Wizards Prediction
After a lopsided win over the Washington Wizards at home on Tuesday, will the Philadelphia 76ers manage more of the same when the two meet up at Washington tonight at 7PM ET?
517 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 518 Washington Wizards
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7PM ET – Capital One Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 228 points. The public betting for this game currently has 83 percent going on the 76ers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
76ers roll past Wizards
The 76ers are on a 4-game winning streak right now thanks to a 132-115 win over Washington at home last night. The Wizards have covered in three of the four wins, including last night as an 8-point favorite. Philadelphia is 27-14 overall, 9-11 on the road, 20-21 against the spread and 24-17 with the over.
Philadelphia is putting up 114.8 points per game on offense this season while giving up 112.2 points per game on defense. JJ Redick is questionable to play tonight with a back injury after sitting out last night. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 26.7 points and 13.4 rebounds per game while Ben Simmons is putting up 16.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists per contest. Jimmy Butler is also adding 18.1 points per game.
Wizards end cover streak
The Washington Wizards had their four-game cover streak come to an end last night against the 76ers. It was also their second loss in three games, both coming on the road. Washington is 16-25 on the season, 11-7 at home, 16-25 against the spread and 24-17 with the over.
The Wizards have one of the worst defenses in the NBA, allowing 116.8 points per game while opponents shoot 47.4 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from the arc. Offensively, Washington is putting up 112.7 points per game. Dwight Howard, John Wall and Markieff Morris are all on the long-term injury report for the Wizards and Otto Porter Jr. is questionable tonight with a thumb injury. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 24.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game while Trevor Ariza is adding 13.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers have covered the spread in four of their last five conference games, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games on no rest.
The Wizards are 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a loss of more than 10 points.
The 76ers are not a great road team, but I think things size up pretty well tonight. They have won and covered in both meetings with Washington this season, winning each game by at least 17 points. The spread is pretty low, so you don’t need to worry about a blowout in this one. The 76ers have a lot more scoring depth than this beat up Washington team. Beal can’t do it all by himself.
NBA Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5