Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/23/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/23/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers have secured the top seed in the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs and will start their playoff campaign this Sunday, May 23. They will face the Washington Wizards who just came out of the play-in tournament as the game starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT will have the broadcast rights for this matchup and they will go live from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Washington Wizards earned the top 8th position in their conference and they will be the underdogs on the road in NBA betting covers against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/23/2021
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/23/2021 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards after losing to the Boston Celtics dominated the Indiana Pacers during their last match to get to where they are in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture. Russell Westbrook has been carrying this team in multiple categories and he is expected to do the same. Bradley Beal has been the best scorer for the team but he has been nursing an injury. The second-best scorer in the league still manages to provide great numbers and will remain the top scoring option. Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans have been the best support cast behind the Wizards dynamic duo.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 60 GP 60 GS 35.8 MIN 31.3 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.81 PER
R. Westbrook PG 65 GP 65 GS 36.4 MIN 22.2 PTS 1.7 OR 9.9 DR 11.5 REB 11.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 4.8 TO 2.9 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.52 PER,
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.75 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers worked hard throughout the regular season and battled injuries and pandemic quarantine but still managed to be the top team in the NBA Eastern Conference heading to the playoffs. Joel Embiid is one of the two remaining MVP candidates along with Nikola Jokic in the playoffs and he is expected to lead the charge. Ben Simmons should look to match Russell Westbrook’s triple-double contribution and this NBA Defensive Player of the Year candidate will very much get tested. Tobias Harris, Danny Green and Seth Curry will help both players spread the floor with their three-point shooting threat.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 51 GP 51 GS 31.1 MIN 28.5 PTS 2.2 OR 8.4 DR 10.6 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 30.32 PER
T. Harris PF 62 GP 62 GS 32.5 MIN 19.5 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 20.02 PER
B. Simmons PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.4 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.6 OR 5.6 DR 7.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.38 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/23/2021 Betting Numbers
Washington are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games.
Philadelphia are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Thomas Bryant C ACL is out for season
Matisse Thybulle SF Hand is “?” Sunday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers has been one of the toughest teams to beat in their home court and it will take a huge effort by the Washington Wizards to earn a victory over them. The online sportsbook expects the well-rested Sixers to take Game 1 of this series.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Sixers in this match is at -300 while the Wizards are -300 if they pull an upset.
ATS: A wide seven points is on the ATS between both teams with the Wizards having the +7 while the Sixers are on the other end with -7.
TOTALs: It is 229.5 points on the total for this game with the Sixers going under and the Wizards are under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 112, Sixers