NBA -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Pick and Prediction

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NBA -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards

Play Time: Sunday,May 23 2021 13:00

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NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Match Preview from Ben Clarkson

 

The first-seeded Philadelphia 76ers will take on the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Match Preview from Ben Clarkson

 

Philadelphia 76ers 

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in impressive form since the start of the season, with coach Doc Rivers coming in and center Joel Embiid playing the best basketball of his career. They got off to a 7-1 start and kept the consistency throughout the regular season to stay in first place in the East with a 49-23 record. On Sunday, Philadelphia closed the regular season with a 128-117 home victory versus Orlando. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

 

 

NBA Playoffs -- Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards Match Preview from Ben Clarkson

 

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards registered a lowly 4-12 record between December and January. They put in a good run in mid-February but were still a highly inconsistent squad. On Thursday, Washington outscored Indiana by 17 points during the third quarter to pull away for a convincing 142-115 home victory versus Indiana. The Washington Wizards are averaging 116.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 118.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

 

Prediction

The Philadelphia 76ers were a well-balanced team throughout the regular season, ranking 13th in Offensive Rating and second in Defensive Rating. Therefore, the Philadelphia 76ers are heavy favorites for their matchup against the Washington Wizards.

 

NBA Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 

 

 

 

 

 

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