Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (2-7) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers clash Wednesday night in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Wizards are desperate for a feel good win after a rough 2-7 start to the season. The Washington Wizards are averaging 99.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22.3 points and 8.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four straight road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are also in need of a victory after a slow 1-9 start to the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 18 points and 7.3 rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 12.4 points and 1.4 assists. Jahlil Okafor is the third double-digit scorer and Gerald Henderson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five of their last six home games.
The Wizards are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 vs. NBA Southeast. The over is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall and over is 6-1 in Wizards last 7 road games.
Both of these clubs need a victory in the worst way, and that's probably a spot to take the home team and the points. However, the Wizards are easily the better team here and should be able to find a way to win this game on the road. It's just tough to back the 76ers against anyone unless they're getting a ton of points. Not the case here.