Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA Game on NBA League Pass. Joel Embiid and the Sixers are looking to win their 3rd game in a row as they take on Bradley Beal and his Wizards. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Before dropping 3 of their last 4 games, the Wizards actually had a solid start to their season. The loss against Boston in their last game really hurt them as they fell on the road 112-94 failing to reach the 100 point mark for the first time this season. Bradley Beal had just 12 points on 4-for-16 shooting from the field, just one game after he scored 31 against the Indiana Pacers.
Rebounding has been a major issue for this team, it could be a long night against a dominant big man like Joel Embiid tonight. The 76ers have beaten the Wizards 7 times in the last 10 meetings, the good news is Washington has been solid in head-to-head meetings at home winning 12 of the last 16 games at Capital One Arena.
Philly is looking to connect 3 wins in a row for the first time this season as they come into tonight’s game following back-to-back wins on the road against Toronto and Chicago. Joel Embiid returned to the line-up after missing one game and dominated the Bulls with 25 points, more than making up for James Harden going just 2-for-13 from the field. After 7 games played the Sixers are only 3-4 on the season, if they don’t get on a winning streak soon head coach Doc Rivers could be in trouble. Embiid is listed as questionable for tonight’s game with an illness, losing him would be a huge disadvantage for Philadelphia here. They’ve covered the spread in just 3 of their last 9 games dating back to last season and are just 4-11 ATS in their last 15 on the road.
Washington doesn’t have any significant injuries to report, they’ve been solid at home despite the loss against Indiana. With Embiid being a question mark for tonight, I think backing the Wizards to cover is the safer option here. Back the home team and the extra points.
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Odds
The Wizards had a really rough shooting night in Boston last night connecting on just 38% of shots from the field and just 21% of their threes. Free throw shooting was also an issue as they scored on just 11 of 16 attempts, which is under 70% success rate. That kind of a performance should be a wakeup call, this team ranks only 25th in the NBA averaging just 109 points a night. A big reason why that is happening has been their pace of play as they rank only 22nd in the league averaging 98.5 possessions per game. They’ll need to pick it up a bit tonight against a 76ers side that has a ton of offensive talent.
This team can hurt you in so many ways – there’s Embiid inside the paint, Maxey can hurt you from three and from transition and they also have James Harden who is still capable of dropping 30 points on any given night. The last 10 meetings between these teams are averaging 231.2 points per game and the total has cashed on the over 6 times. Washington’s game traditionally end going over the total lately with 13 of their last 18 cashing on that bet. With the 76ers scoring 114 and 112 in their last 2 games, I am leaning towards backing the over in tonight’s game.