Wizards vs. 76ers - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-32) at Washington Wizards (28-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -14.5 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB
The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards play Monday at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last eight games and end a two-game road trip. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and are allowing 102.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 7.2 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. Henry Sims is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and K.J. McDaniels is shooting 40 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers continue to play their best ball of the season, and it’s despite shooting just 42.2 percent from the field in their last five games. Five of the 76ers eight wins have come on the road this season. Tony Wroten is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
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The Washington Wizards are playing consistent basketball by winning six of their last eight games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.1 points and 10 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 48.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 14 of their last 15 games when topping 100 points. The Wizards are really starting to click on both sides and are emerging as one of the true contenders in the East.
The 76ers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 16-5-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings overall.
Not only have the 76ers owened the Wizards ATS over the years, but they've done a decent job all season of covering the large spreads. When you add in the fact the Wizards just got beat up by the lonely Nets, I'm taking the 76ers with the truckload of points.