Washington Wizards (31-22) at Philadelphia 76ers (25-25)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 6, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -6 -- Over/Under: 213.5
The Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Washington Wizards look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won three straight road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.6 points and 11 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17 points and 3.2 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four straight home games.
The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The 76ers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have somehow found ways to possibly play their best and most consistent ball of the season without John Wall. It makes the points worth a look here. However, you have to start questioning if Washington can keep this up, and the depth will be tested here with them on the end of a back to back. The Philadelphia 76ers are due for a breakout performance and are outscoring teams by five points at home this season. You also know there's going to be an insane crowd for this contest considering the Philadelphia Eagles just won the Super Bowl. There's a certain energy in the city right now and the 76ers should feed off that. I'm backing the home team and reasonable chalk.