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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1
(2-0) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards (0-2)
Date: Saturday, May 29th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: 76ers -220 | Wizards +200
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -6
NBA Betting Total: 227.5
Saturday, May 29th the Washington Wizards host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their series. The 76ers won the initial game 125-118 and took Game 2 via a rout 120-95 rout.
There is a long playoff history between the 76ers and Wizards with five series played between 1971 and 1986. Philly holds a 13-11 game advantage having won three of the series.
The 76ers like the Bucks will look to take a commanding three-game to nothing lead with a win in Washington on Saturday having been off since Wednesday.
Joel Embiid is having his way versus the Wizards and not needing to be taxed in the games. In Game 2, he scored 22 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Embiid took only 12 shots (8 of 12), hit three of his four 3-pointers, and played only 26 minutes
Ben Simmons equaled that output with 22 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and a block in 29 minutes of action. Tobias Harris who has stepped up to give the 76ers a Big 3 offered 19 points and nine rebounds.
Furkan Korkmaz (13), and Tyrese Maxey (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
The last match was mired in controversy as a Pilly fan elected to go the dumb route of pouring popcorn on Russell Westbrook who had to leave the game early in the fourth quarter after tweaking his ankle.
No doubt, the Wizards fans will be fired up to make it known to the 76ers they didn’t appreciate their fans trying to punk their All-Star point guard.
In truth, Westbrook hasn’t looked fully like himself throughout the series which is likely part of the reason the Wizards are struggling to keep these games close.
In Game 2, Westbrook managed a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists plus six rebounds but as noted left the match early.
Bradley Beal tried to carry the offensive burden scoring 33 points but required 28 shots to hit that mark. Rui Hachimura and Daniel Gafford each chipped in 11 points while Ish Smith added 10 as the double-figure contributor.
Deni Avdija (ankle fracture) and Thomas Bryant (torn ACL) are out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 8-2 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Wizards are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games.
- The Wizards are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
Perimeter defense was a major emphasis for Doc Rivers as the 76ers held the Wizards to an anemic 9.1 percent (2 of 22) in Game 2. In contrast, Philly shot 42.9 percent (9 of 21).
All the hustle categories also went to Philly who won the steals (10 to 3) and block (14 to 2) categories. Philly also won fast break scoring (16 to 11) and points in the paint (68 to 50).
While the battle of the glass went to Philly (45 to 40) it wasn’t a definitive margin, however, the game was won so easily this is more a testament of the reserves playing more minutes for Philly.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
In the past, the 76ers have had a bad habit of not being focused and allowing teams to remain in games. This season they seem laser-focused and knowing the Bucks and Nets are rolling it behooves them to get this series over quickly.
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