76ers at Wizards - 2/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (7-42) at Washington Wizards (21-26)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -11 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, CSNB
The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards meet early Friday at the Verizon Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 94.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 15.4 points and 8.1 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.5 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Washington Wizards need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing two assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last six home games. Kris Humphries is questionable with a knee injury.
The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this chalk with a banged up and inconsistent Wizards team. Instead, I'm siding with the under as both clubs go long stretches without scoring. This total seems too low.