On Wednesday afternoon, the Sixers and Wizards meet in an Eastern Conference matchup with serious implications for Philadelphia’s playoff seeding, while Washington is all but eliminated from postseason contention.
Let’s get into our Sixers-Wizards betting preview, including odds, boosts, and picks.
These teams will enter play in what should be a lopsided affair; heavy emphasis on should as the Philadelphia 76ers have proven time and time again that their fourth quarter defense cannot be trusted. In their first game in Orlando, the Sixers allowed TJ Warren to go off for a career-high 53 points, while also allowing Indiana to drop a ridiculous 46 fourth quarter points.
The team followed that woeful performance with another defensive dud, allowing San Antonio to score 43 points in the fourth quarter. After that game, head coach Brett Brown said of the team’s defense, “I think it stinks.” Luckily for the Sixers, they were able to eek out a 132-130 win, evening their record in the NBA bubble at 1-1.
The Wizards are winless in three games since the NBA season restarted in the Orlando bubble and deservedly so. Quite frankly, the Wizards never belonged in Orlando and their chances of catching the Orlando Magic were dismal from the get-go.
This was all compounded by the opt-out of sharpshooter Davis Bertans, who looked to protect what will likely be a big payday this off-season, as well as a rotator cuff injury to the team’s star guard Bradley Beal. With all of that in mind, the team has managed to average just over 107 points per game.
Sixers vs. Wizards Odds
Here’s the line for the Sixers and Wizards at DraftKings Sportsbook PA:
- Spread: Sixers -10.5, Wizards +10.5
- Moneyline: Sixers -560, Wizards +425
- Total: 231.5