Las Vegas Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free NBA Predictions: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead
76ers: 0-0 (0-0 V)
Wizards: 0-0 (0-0 H)
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
The Philadelphia 76ers will attempt to start their new season better than they finished it last year when they lost their last 8 games as they get ready start anew with a clash against the Washington Wizards with the opener set to be broadcasted on ESPN Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET and live from Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
The 76ers enter this first game as a 6 ½ -point underdog, according to Bovada Sportsbook, while the total rests at 216 ½ points. The Wizards swept a four-game series against the 76ers in the 2015-16 season but lost two out of three to Philadelphia last year as heavy favorites. However, Philadelphia has lost their last 6 straight games in the nation’s capital.
After five seasons without playing beyond the regular season, the 76ers have a chance to fight for a playoff spot with first-round and NO. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz ready to make an instant impact. Joel Embid and Ben Simmons, who combined to play in just 31 games last season, should contribute heavily this year with their injuries a thing of the past.
As long as John Wall and Bradley Beal patrol the court for the Wizards, Washington will remain one of the Eastern Conference’s best team. And with Tim Frazier and Jodie Meeks, who were not on the roster last season, the Wizards have a realistic chance to exceed expectations and win more than the 49 games they captured last year.
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Washington lost its last outing, a 115-105 result against the Celtics on May 15. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a +5-point underdog, while the 220 combined points took the game OVER the total.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 114-113 loser on the road against the Knicks. They covered the +3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Washington Wizards Las Vegas Odds & Trends
Philadelphia home to Boston Friday, October 20
Washington home to Detroit Friday, October 20
While the Wizards have lost only four of their last ten games at home, they have failed miserably at covering the numbers in seven of those contests. Look for that trend to continue as the 76ers stay close throughout the game. Take Points +7 and 76ers and the Under 217½.
Aengus Moorehead Free NBA Predictions: Philadelphia +7 & 217½ Under at Mybookie
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