76ers vs. Wizards - 4/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (44-33) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-60)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSN
The Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers play Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Wizards look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.5 points and 10 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.7 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.4 assists. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have won eight of their last nine when allowing less than 100 points. The Wizards can still clinch home court in the first round if they keep winning down the stretch. Nene and Paul Pierce are questionable with injuries.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look to snap a six-game losing streak. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 91.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 12.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Nerlens Noel is averaging 10 points and 8.1 rebounds. Hollis Thompson is dishing 1.2 assists and Henry Sims is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 39.2 percent in their last five games and have lost 15 of their last 20 games when scoring less than 100 points. The good news is that 10 of the 76ers last 11 victories have come on their home court. Thomas Robinson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Isaiah Cannon are questionable with injuries.
The Wizards are 4-14 ATS in their last 18 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 76ers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Wizards are finally starting to get their act together while the 76ers are just tanking away and aren't even covering the number anymore. I'll look for the Wizards to win this game in a blowout.