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Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers (Game 2) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Moneyline

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Wizards Vs Sixers Game 2
  • The Washington Wizards put up a good fight, despite losing in Game 1.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers will want a more solid performance from their stars to take down the Wizards.
  • Washington open as big underdogs for Game 1.

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Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Washington Wizards +8 (-110)
O 230.5 (-115)
Philadelphia 76ers -8 (-110)
U 230.5 (-105)

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Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
The Washington Wizards put up a good fight in Game 1 against the Sixers and are sure to do the same in Game 2. But Philadelphia are too deep, too big, and too versatile for the Wizards to overcome.
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How to Watch Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Information
Teams Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers
Location Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Time 7:00 PM EST, May 26th, 2021
How to Watch NBATV

Head-to-Head: Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers

Washington Wizards Head-to-Head Philadelphia 76ers
Scott Brooks Head Coach Doc Rivers
34-38 (8th in East) Standing 49-23 (1st in East)
L-W-W-L Form W-W-W-L
111.2 (17th of 30) Off Rtg 113.2 (13th of 30)
113.0 (19th of 30) Def Rtg 107.6 (2nd of 30)
104.1 (1st of 30) Pace 99.5 (11th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

B. Beal (31.3) PPG J. Embiid (28.5)
R. Westbrook (11.5) RPG J. Embiid (10.6)
R. Westbrook (11.7) APG B. Simmons (6.9)
R. Westbrook (1.4) SPG B. Simmons, M. Thybulle (1.6)
D. Gafford (1.8) BPG J. Embiid (1.4)
D. Gafford (.681)/B. Beal (11.2) FG%/FGM D. Howard (.587)/J. Embiid (9.0)
D. Bertans (.395)/D. Bertans (3.0) 3P%/3PM S. Curry (.450)/D. Green (2.5)

WAS: Use Your Size

The Washington Wizards are by no means a small team, but head coach Scott Brooks like to use a three-guard lineup to push the pace. Against the Sixers, it’s hurting them.

The Wizards are already disadvantaged defensively against the Sixers, but as seen through the contributions of Bertans and Gafford of the bench, they aren’t completely outmatched.

Washington has energy and effort in their bench big men who are sure to get even more of a look in Game 2. If the Wizards have the willingness to battle inside against the Sixers’ giant lineup, their scoring is more than enough to stay competitive.

Wizards Key Player: (G) Bradley Beal

Wizards guard Bradley Beal recovered from his first play-in performance to lead his squad to the playoffs, but he was one of their only contributors in Game 1 against the Sixers.

Beal posted 33 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in Washington’s Game 1 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was sloppy with the ball though, committing six turnovers as well.

The Eastern conference scoring leader needs to keep up the pace if Washington wants to stay competitive with Philadelphia. There’s only so much he can do on the defensive end of the ball, so scoring will be priority number one.

PHI: Attack the Paint, Get to the Line

The Philadelphia 76ers may be known as a team that likes to find shooters, but all of that comes off of their aggression getting to the rim.

Just six of Philadelphia’s 30 two-point field-goals came from outside of the key. They also more than doubled the Wizards’ free throw attempt rate, 15 to 33.

The Sixers’ size advantage isn’t just through Embiid, it is present through many positions. If they maintain their rim-attacking course, the Wizards won’t be able to counter.

Sixers Key Player: (C) Joel Embiid

Cameroonian big man Joel Embiid dominated in Game 1 against the Washington Wizards. His performance was efficient in the limited minutes that he played.

Embiid contributed 30 points, six rebounds, and one block in just 29 minutes of play. Whether it was Alex Len or Robin Lopez, the Wizards big men couldn’t handle him and more often than not sent him to the free throw line.

Embiid is at his best when he is aggressive going to the rim. He’ll want to clean up his turnovers, but he’s shown through just one game that he can’t be handled in the paint.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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