Philadelphia 76ers (25-12) at Washington Wizards (14-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 30.2 points and 11.6 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.2 points and 3.4 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 119.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20.3 points and 9.8 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 13-36-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 home games. The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are finding ways to win, but they're going to be tested here on the end of a back to back without their two best players. Banged up teams usually struggle playing two games in two days due to a lack of bodies. The Washington Wizards are also playing their best ball of the season, and they already took the 76ers down to the wire twice when they weren't playing well. I'll take a shot with the Wizards and the free buckets.