76ers at Wizards - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (18-57) at Washington Wizards (41-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -12 -- Over/Under: 192 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB
The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 12.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Isaiah Canaan is averaging 12.4 points and three assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.2 rebounds and Henry Sims is shooting 48.2 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 42.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost six of their last nine games when scoring less than 100 points. The 76ers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. Jerami Grant and Luc Mbah a Moute are questionable with injuries.
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The Washington Wizards look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 97.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.7 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 44.7 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting just 39 percent from the field in their last five games and are quickly dropping in the East standings. However, eight of the Wizards last 10 victories have come on their home court. DeJuan Blair is questionable for this game.
The 76ers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wizards are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-24 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The 76ers continue to cover big numbers and Vegas keeps giving them big numbers.. With the way the Wizards are playing, you have to back Philly and the points.