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Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Capital One Arena
Washington, D.C.
The Line
The Line: Washington Wizards +2 -- Over/Under: 226
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 26.9 points and 13.5 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 18.3 points and 2.8 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last eight road games.

The Washington Wizards could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.9 points and five rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.1 points and 4.3 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won four of their last five home games.

The 76ers are 25-12-1 ATS in their last 38 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 days rest. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 overall. The over is 9-2 in 76ers last 11 games playing on 0 days rest.

It's not easy to beat the same team in back-to-back nights, but the Philadelphia 76ers have now won six of the last nine meetings against the Washington Wizards and head and shoulders the better team here overall. The Wizards have been able to keep their head above water at home recently, but they're still a very limited team without John Wall and have had serious issues defensively at home overall this season. The Philadelphia 76ers and the cheap basket feels like one of the better plays on Wednesday's card. 

Philadelphia 76ers -2

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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