Sixers vs. Wizards Betting Preview: Odds and Picks (December 5, 2019)

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On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers head down I-95 to take on the underwhelming Washington Wizards. Washington is an absolute mess, having dropped three consecutive games and five of their last six. The Sixers, on the other hand, have rattled off four straight victories and have a shot to extend that to six games with this contest against Washington and a Saturday meeting with Cleveland on tap. With that, let’s get into our Sixers-Wizards betting preview.

At 15-6, the Sixers have finally gotten out of fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They’re just a half game behind the Celtics for second place in the conference, which is where many oddsmakers predicted they’d finish the season. The Wizards, who feature a lineup devoid of any real talent beyond elite shooting guard Bradley Beal, are 6-13, which is good for twelfth place in the conference.

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Sixers vs. Wizards Odds

Here’s the line for the Sixers and Wizards at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:

  • Spread: Sixers -7.5, Wizards +7.5
  • Moneyline: Sixers -335, Wizards +270
  • Total: 235.5

 

Bets We Like With a Sixers Win

Sixers Win and Under Total Points (+160, DraftKings)

Despite the fact that Washington has won their last nine games at home against the Sixers, the disparity in talent between the teams is impossible to ignore. To that end, FiveThirtyEight gives the Sixers a 72% chance of winning with a -6 point line. It might end up being a closer game if Brett Brown pulls his starters in the midst of a fourth quarter rout, but it seems inconceivable that Washington will extend that streak to ten games. While both teams have been scoring the rock well, six of the Sixers past seven games have gone under the total points threshold.

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Joel Embiid to Outscore Bradley Beal and Sixers to Win (+200, Fox Bet)

This one is a bit tricky. On one hand, Bradley Beal is an incredibly talented guard coming off a 42 point performance in a loss to the Orlando Magic. On the other hand, the Sixers are shutting down opposing offenses as a Top-5 defensive in practically every metric. Joel Embiid should absolutely feast on Rui Hachimura. The only thing working against Embiid’s point total is the possibility that this game becomes an early blowout and he doesn’t play late.

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Joel Embiid Over 24.5 Points and Sixers to Win (-133, Fox Bet)

This follows the same logic as the previous bet, but removes the variance of Bradley Beal going off for a memorable scoring night.

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Sixers vs. Wizards Prediction

Pick: Sixers win the game and under the total points.

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9 Comments

  • Hurray!!!!! December 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    I’m the first person to ever comment on one of Russ Joy’s stories. You’re welcome!! Now, blow me.

    Reply
  • Hardcore 2 1/2 for 4 December 5, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Of course they lose. Fuck this team.

    Reply
  • The Kernal December 6, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Chalk another one up for Crossing Broad’s superb gambling “advice”!

    That still not a soul has listened to.

    Reply
    • Bob the Mush Wankel and Eager Beaver Russ Joy December 6, 2019 at 6:27 am

      I’m surprised a school teacher fan boy gives awful betting advice. Actually, that statement applies to Rusty and Mush Wankel

      Reply
  • Cover Band Drummer December 6, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Bad night to be a Philadelphia sports fan. Sixers embarrassed, Flyers got spanked, and the dang Cowboys keeping the Eagles alive.

    Reply
    • The Dude December 6, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Flyers played ok and lost to a good team at least. Sixers game was just painful.

      Reply
      • Stepford Flyers fan December 6, 2019 at 9:16 am

        Just ran into a hot goaltender.

        Reply
  • Cowboy dave December 6, 2019 at 8:32 am

    We still dem boyz!
    Guna beat the Eagles and still win the division!

    Man I would love to wrap my lips around Jason DeRulos trouser snake..,, mmmmmm

    Reply
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