Wizards vs. 76ers Game 5 Prediction
The 76ers will look to finish off the Celtics on Tuesday night when the two teams play Game 5 of their first round matchup. With Philadelphia laying 6.5 points and the total sitting at 229.5, what’s the top play on the board?
537 Washington Wizards (+6.5) at 538 Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5); o/u 229.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Washington Wizards DFS Notes
Russell Westbrook (right ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Game 5 on Wednesday vs. the 76ers. Westbrook was questionable for the last game, but he pushed through the pain and logged 42 minutes, so we’re not too worried about him potentially missing tomorrow’s game. He’ll likely be a game-time decision, though.
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Joel Embiid (right knee soreness) is doubtful for Wednesday’s Game 5 matchup with the Wizards. Embiid underwent an MRI today, but the results haven’t yet been released, but we should get another update by tomorrow. It’s unclear at the moment if this is a day-to-day thing or something more serious, but it looks like Dwight Howard could be headed for a spot-start tomorrow night. Stay tuned.
Wizards vs. 76ers Playoffs Prediction
The Wizards are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the 76ers and are 12-3-1 against the number in their last 16 road games. They’re also 7-2 at the betting window in their last nine games as an underdog, are 20-8 at the betting window in their last 28 games coming off a win and are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games playing on one day of rest. The Sixers, meanwhile, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference quarterfinals games and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS +6.5