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Wizards home to 76ers in NBA betting action

Philadelphia 76ersWashington Wizards
13-27January 20, 2014, 02:00 | Verizon Center19-20

The Wizards will try to cover the spread at Verizon Center on Monday when they get a visit from the 76ers in basketball action.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 16-24 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wizards are 20-18-1 ATS. Philadelphia is 21-18-1 against the total, while Washington is 23-16 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Washington opened as -9-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 206.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 16 and the 76ers sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 94-86 result in favor of the Wizards today.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 103-78 result against the Bulls on January 18. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Bulls on Saturday as Chicago blasted them 103-78 at United Center.

In their last action, Washington was a 104-98 loser at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington got 34 points from John Wall en route to a 104-98 loss at the hands of Washington on Saturday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.9 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 22 with 6.95 per contest.

Next up:
Philadelphia at New York, Wednesday, January 22nd
Washington home to Boston, Wednesday, January 22nd