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2022 NBA Handicapping
(23-26) Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers (31-19)
Date: Wednesday, February 2nd
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards +410 | 76ers -455 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -9.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Wednesday, February 2nd, the Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers play for the third and final time this season. Since both clubs have won once each the winner of this match will own the tiebreak at season end.
Both games were blowouts with Philly taking the December 26th match 117-96 while the Wizards took the January match 117-98.
Washington is playing a back-to-back set having lost to the Bucks on Tuesday while the 76ers have the rest advantage having last played on Monday in a 122-119 overtime win versus the Grizzlies.
With the 98-112 loss to the Bucks, the losing streak is now at six games in a row for the Wizards. Bradley Beal was sidelined in the match versus the Bucks and while his offense was missing Washington lost his game on their lack of defense.
Kyle Kuzma posted a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds plus two assists, a steal, and three blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (12) was the only other starter to reach double-figures while Daniel Gafford scored 20 off the bench.
Given the Wizards’ struggles, they’ve slipped to the 12th seed in the East causing the trade whispers to grow in volume. The big question is whether Washington will be buyers or sellers at the deadline.
They have options and in the reality is this team as constructed wouldn’t be in much of a different spot without Beal. Of all the questions the franchise needs to answer, the most pressing is whether they should get value for Beal now or invest yet again in trying to find him a running mate.
No update on whether Beal (wrist) will be in the lineup on Tuesday. Whether he plays or not there will be ample discussion no doubt about the potential for a Ben Simmons for Beal trade on everyone’s lips.
At season start not having Joel Embiid on the court was problematic for Philly. So the victory versus the Grizzlies with Embiid resting displayed just how far the team has come.
With the five-game win streak, Philly has been inching closer to the top rung in the East, and courtesy of the Raptors beating Miami for the second time in three games the 76ers are tied with the Heat in second.
Chicago has a one-game lead over the 76ers/Heat but is nursing their own injuries. The teams will face each other this coming Sunday in a match that could determine who holds first.
Joel Embiid rested in the last game and is listed as questionable again perhaps because the 76ers didn’t expect to collect the win versus the Grizzlies so are capitalizing on what was supposed to be a scheduled loss. Furkan Korkmaz (knee) is downgraded to out Wednesday.
Shake Milton (back) is out indefinitely while Ben Simmons continues to remain away from the team awaiting the franchise to meeting his trade demands.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The 76ers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
- Philly is 5-2 ATS versus their last 7 East opponents
Free Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
It’s not even a question any more in Washington — things are not good and something has to give. I’m picking Philly to cover but two keys factor in that decision — if Embiid doesn’t play I like the Wizards to keep it closer than 9.5 points.
The other requires a gut check guess – and that’s whether Beal plays and if he does where his head is at. If he has made up his mind he wants out he could forego team play to put on a big show in order to spark Daryl Morey into action.
My guess is Beal won’t push that button yet preferring to get his money/contract first and then request a trade.
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