Philadelphia vs. Washington Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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The Washington Wizards (3-16) will attempt to end a six-game home losing streak when hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (12-7) on December 6, 2023 at Capital One Arena.

The 76ers head into their game against the Wizards as a 10-point favorite. The game features an over/under of 240.

76ers vs. Wizards Odds

Point Spread for 76ers vs. Wizards

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with sportsbooks listing the 76ers as the favorite.

Philadelphia vs. Washington Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Philadelphia has -500 odds to win the game, while Washington is listed at +380 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 240 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV: NBCS

76ers vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The 76ers are 13-6-0 against the spread this season. Philadelphia has won 11, or 84.6%, of the 13 games it has played as the favorite this season. 76ers games have gone over the total 13 times this season.

The Wizards have gone 9-10-0 against the spread this season. Washington has been chosen as underdogs in 18 games this year and has walked away with the win three times (16.7%) in those games. Games involving the Wizards have hit the over 12 times this season.

76ers vs. Wizards Key Players to Watch

76ers

Joel Embiid’s numbers on the season are 32.0 points, 6.6 assists and 11.3 boards per contest. Tyrese Maxey averages 27.0 points, 4.6 boards and 6.7 assists per contest, shooting 46.4% from the floor and 39.6% from downtown, with 3.3 made 3-pointers per contest (sixth in NBA). Tobias Harris’ numbers for the season are 18.0 points, 6.1 boards and 2.7 assists per contest, shooting 51.6% from the field and 32.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. De’Anthony Melton’s numbers for the season are 12.8 points, 3.7 assists and 4.0 boards per game.

Wizards

Kyle Kuzma provides the Wizards 23.6 points, 6.1 boards and 4.6 assists per contest. He also averages 0.3 steals and 0.6 blocks. Deni Avdija chips in with 12.3 points per game, plus 5.3 boards and 3.7 assists. Jordan Poole averages 17.2 points, 2.8 boards and 3.5 assists, making 39.1% of his shots from the floor and 28.6% from 3-point range, with 1.9 triples per game. The Wizards get 10.8 points, 2.8 boards and 4.9 assists per game from Tyus Jones.

What you need to know about the 76ers

The 76ers own a top-five offense this season, ranking fourth-best in the league with 120.1 points per game. On defense, they rank 16th with 113.1 points allowed per contest. With 42.1 rebounds allowed per game, the 76ers are fourth-best in the league. They rank eighth in the league by averaging 45.1 boards per contest. The 76ers rank 20th in the NBA with 25.4 assists per game.

Offensively Philadelphia has performed better in home games this year, posting 123.1 points per game, compared to 116.8 per game when playing on the road. With 12.2 threes per game, Philadelphia is 17th in the NBA. It sports a 37.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks seventh in the league. Philadelphia is allowing 12.1 treys per game (12th-ranked in league). It is allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.9% (ninth-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The 76ers are 5-5 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their past 10 games. Eight of Philadelphia’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. In their last 10 games, the 76ers have been scoring 119.6 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 120.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. The past 10 games have seen Philadelphia concede 3.3 more points per game (116.4) than its season-long average (113.1).

What you need to know about the Wizards

Offensively the Wizards are the seventh-ranked team in the league (116.8 points per game). On defense they are second-worst (125.1 points allowed per game). On the boards, Washington is worst in the NBA in rebounds (39.1 per game). It is the worst in rebounds conceded (49.9 per game). At 27.7 assists per game, the Wizards are sixth in the league.

At home the Wizards are putting up 112.9 points per game, 6.2 fewer points than they are averaging away (119.1). At 12.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.4% from downtown, the Wizards are 18th and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, Washington is 16th in the league in 3-pointers allowed per game at 12.9. It is 20th in 3-point percentage conceded at 37.0%.

The Wizards are 5-5 against the spread and 1-9 overall over their last 10 games. Five of Washington’s past 10 games have gone over the total. Washington is posting 117.3 points per game over its last 10 games, compared to its season average of 116.8. The Wizards have fared worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 126.3 points per contest, 1.2 more points their than season average of 125.1.

76ers vs. Wizards Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is 76ers, and we project that 76ers will cover the spread (76ers -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 240 points.

How to bet 76ers vs. Wizards

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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