Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards - 5/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (35-41) vs Philadelphia 76ers (51-23)
Game Info: Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +6 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in game three of the NBA East Playoffs at the Capital One Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 122.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 28 points and 7.5 rebounds while Joel Embiid is averaging 26 points and three assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 23.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win here to get back in the series, already trailing 0-2. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 122.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33 points and seven rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 13 points and 12.5 assists. Daniel Gafford is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 16-5 in 76ers last 21 road games. The under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have two high level players who are capable of willing their team to a victory and coming back home should help as well. However, the Philadelphia 76ers are head and shoulders the more complete, deeper team and the Wizards have little chance unless some of their role players step up. Game three is usually where the team down 0-2 shows some fight, but I don't have much confidence in the Wizards depth to find a way out of this one. Give me the 76ers and the reasonable chalk.