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NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. 76ers

Washington WizardsPhiladelphia 76ers
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

15-40TEAM RECORD27-29

The 76ers will hit the floor running against the visiting Washington Wizards on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 20-35 ATS against the number this season, while the 76ers are 35-20-1 ATS. Washington is 24-29-2 on the totals; Philadelphia is 27-29.

View Washington vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the 76ers, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Wizards, who rate No. 29 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-92 victory for the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 21 in the league with 40.6 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 25 with 5.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.9 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 113-96 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington suffered a 113-96 loss against Indiana on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Andray Blatche in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

The 76ers were a 114-105 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Jrue Holiday scored 20 points leading the 76ers to a 114-105 victory over Houston at Toyota Center on Wednesday.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Wizards at 76ers trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Washington is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Friday, February 25
Philadelphia home to Detroit, Friday, February 25

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