Washington Wizards (2-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (6-1)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -6 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Wizards look for another win to rebound from a 2-5 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 118.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.6 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.6 points and 11.8 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 111 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.2 points and 12.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.3 points and three assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing seven assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.7 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 overall. The under is 8-1 in 76ers last 9 overall. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren't a team you should be looking to step in front of right now, as they're playing their most consistent ball in years right now. However, the Wizards are a club that's better than their record and they're starting to show signs of being able to finish games. The Wizards also took the 76ers down to the wire in their season opener, losing by just six points and having a four-point lead with under four minutes left to play. The Wizards can hang in this game and there could be a lookahead spot for the 76ers with the Nets on deck. Give me the points.