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2021 NBA Handicapping
(16-16) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (17-15)
Date: Sunday, December 26th
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers -149 | Wizards +140 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -2
NBA Betting Total: 208.5
Sunday, December 26th, finds the Philadelphia 76ers facing the Washington Wizards for the first time this season. The clubs will play twice more once in Washington on January 17th and in Philly on February 2nd.
Both teams last played on Thursday with the Wizards beating the Knicks 124-117 while the 76ers lost 96-98 to the Hawks
Last season, the squads played three times with the 76ers sweeping the regular-season series and holding a current five-game win streak versus the Wizards. The 76ers hold the all-time record having bested the Wizards in 186 of their 309 matches.
Philly is 2-5 through their last seven matches partially due to navigating injuries and have four players in health and safety protocols. The loss to the Hawks was particularly embarrassing given how shorthanded Atlanta was.
The 76ers have had their share of players have to go into quarantine but still were in far better shape than the Hawks on Thursday who were missing seven players to protocols and had only one regular starter available (John Collins).
Both Cam Reddish and Delon Wright sprained their ankles and yet the Hawks simply played with the effort of a team who can’t afford to lose. Joel Embiid led the way with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Tyrese Maxey scored 17 off the bench, Tobias Harris offered 16 and Seth Curry chipped in 12 as the only other double-figure contributors.
Andre Drummond, Georges Niang, Shake Milton, and Danny Green are the four 76ers in protocols with Niang questionable for Sunday and the other upgraded to out.
Maxey (quad) is also questionable while Grant Riller (shoulder) is out indefinitely and Ben Simmons remains out under suspension.
December was far from kind to the Wizards who were 2-7 prior to the consecutive wins versus the Jazz and Knicks. Timing as they say is everything because Bradley Beal finally began to look like the player who vied for the scoring title last year.
However, he entered protocols prior to the Knicks match on the 23rd joining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who entered on December 21st. In the game prior, Beal scored 37 points against the Jazz leading them to victory.
Without him available to play the Knicks, seven Wizards scored in double-figures led by Spencer Dinwiddie (21 points, 12 assists, plus seven rebounds) and Kyle Kuzma (18 points, 10 rebounds) who each collected double-doubles.
Rookie Corey Kispert scored 20 points while Aaron Holiday (16), Montrezl Harrell (15), Deni Avdija (14), and Daniel Gafford (11) were the other double-figure scorers.
In terms of availability for Sunday, Beal is doubtful, KCP downgraded to out, Isaiah Todd (heel) and Rui Hachimura (conditioning) are questionable while Thomas Bryant (knee) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 9-1 in the last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 meetings
- Over Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head matchups
- The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games against East opponents
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
The Wizards will attempt to do what the Grizzlies did when Ja Morant was out while the 76ers should be approaching this contest with the aforementioned “look in their eyes” of needing this win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers -2
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