Wizards vs. 76ers Game 1 Prediction
The 76ers are 7.5-point home favorites over the Wizards, while the total currently sits at 229 points. With the way the over has cashed in previous meetings between these two teams, will it cash the over?
507 Washington Wizards (+7.5) at 508 Philadelphia 76ers (-7.5); o/u 229
1:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 22, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Washington Wizards DFS Notes
Bradley Beal said his hamstring was "feeling better" after Thursday's victory over the Pacers. Beal tallied 25 points, five boards, four assists, a block, four treys on Thursday, helping the Wizards advance to a first-round matchup with the Sixers. After the game, Beal told reporters that even though his hamstring is feeling better, he will "obviously still being cautious about certain movements." Beal added that his approach wouldn't change starting Sunday vs. Philly. "Everybody is hurt during this time. Mine is a little bit more significant, but it is all about the team."
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Dwight Howard had a disappointing stat line across 17 minutes as a starter on Sunday, tallying five points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and four turnovers in a win over the Magic. Howard had a ton of opportunity today with Philly resting their entire starting unit, but he couldn't make the most of it. He'll return to backing up Joel Embiid once the playoffs get underway.
Wizards vs. 76ers Playoffs Prediction
The over is 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia, is 5-1 in the Wizards’ last six road games and is 5-1 in their last six games as a road underdog. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the 76ers’ last six games playing on three or more days of rest and is 4-1 in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: WIZARDS/76ERS OVER 229