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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 1
(0-1) Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers (1-0)
Date: Wednesday, May 26th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards +310 | 76ers -340
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -8
NBA Betting Total: 230.5
Wednesday, May 26th the Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers will play Game 2 of their series. Philly won Game 1 125-118.
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.
With the 76ers superstar getting in early foul trouble the Wizards likely blew their shot at stealing a game at Wells Fargo where the Sixers have only lost on seven occasions this season.
Six Wizards reached double-figure scoring including the superstar backcourt who both collected double-doubles. Bradley Beal led the way with 33 points, 10 rebounds, adding eight assists.
Russell Westbrook delivered 16 points, 14 assists, and five rebounds. Both guards committed six turnovers.
Davis Bertans scored 14 while Rui Hachimura, Alex Len, and Daniel Gafford each contributed 12 points.
They both also struggled from deep with Westbrook missing both 3-point attempts and Beal shooting 1 of 6 from the perimeter. Davis Bertans collected half the Wizards deep balls with 4 of 8 from behind the arc.
Deni Avdija (ankle fracture) and Thomas Bryant (torn ACL) are out for the season.
It was a win that came under adversity as Joel Embiid picked up his second foul at 6:28 of the first quarter forcing him to sit for the remainder of the frame.
He began the second quarter but picked up his third foul at 7:07 of the second quarter and once again returned to the bench where he remained until halftime.
The big man still managed to log 30 minutes and capture 30 points, six rebounds, three assists, and a block. The 76ers other
All-Star Ben Simmons had a horrific shooting game (3 of 9) missing all six of his free throws but was stellar everywhere else collecting six points and an odd double-double of 15 rebounds, and 15 assists along with a steal, and a block.
With Beal and Westbrook combining for 49 points, 15 rebounds, and 20 assists that might have been cause for concern but for Tobias Harris who stepped into the spotlight and put on an offensive display.
Harris scored a team-high 37 points adding six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. While many have questioned the depth of Philly the ‘others’ also factored with Seth Curry scoring 15 while Danny Green and the underrated George Hill each pitched in 11 points.
Matisse Thybulle and Dwight Howard provided quality defense and Doc Rivers went 11 deep into his rotation.
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
Free Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
With Washington already in a playoff mindset, this felt like their best shot to win a game (at least in Philly). All five 76ers starters sat the final game of the season so the eight-day layoff (May 14) logically explains the slow start and rust for everyone but Harris.
Diving deeper, with Embiid in foul trouble it helped the Wizards win the glass (41-40) and gain easy access to the paint where they outscored Philly 76 to 58.
Washington shot a robust 55.7% from the field and 40% from the perimeter but turned the ball over 16 times. With the 76ers back in rhythm and Alex Len unlikely to get the early whistle advantage over Embiid again it’s likely the 76ers take care of business quickly in this series.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
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