76ers host Wizards in basketball action
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Philadelphia will look to improve on its 18-26 record on Wednesday when they host Washington in NBA odds action at Wells Fargo Center.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers currently sports a record of 18-26, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-25 ATS. The Wizards are 11-32 and 27-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the 76ers post a 25-19 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 18-24-1 against the number.
The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 187.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wizards are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 76ers will win this game 91-90.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 8 in the league with 43.7 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 20 with 6.5 per contest.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington lost its last outing, a 96-94 result against the Kings on January 28. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington got 23 points and 15 rebounds from Emeka Okafor in a losing cause in a 96-94 loss to Sacramento on Monday at Verizon Center.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 103-100 result against the Grizzlies on January 28. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. Evan Turner scored 27 points for Philadelphia on Monday, but the Grizzlies managed a 103-100 victory over the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wizards at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Philadelphia's last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington at Memphis, Friday, February 1
Philadelphia home to Sacramento, Friday, February 1