We take a look at Friday’s (6/12/2019) NBA 2019 match which is between the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards which you can Watch For Free Online via our site.
When: Friday, December 6th at 11:10 AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Wizards have gotten off to a predictably poor start to the season, sitting 12th in the East at 6-13. Compare that to a Philly side that has looked the part all year, finding themselves in 4th at 15-6.
The Sixers opened as 6.5-point favourites in this one, getting the lion’s share of the early action. Especially with how terrible Washington have been defensively, I’m going to back Philly as road faves here.
Washington are probably even worse than their poor record would suggest. They’ve picked up wins against some of the dregs but struggled mightily against strong sides like the Clippers, Nuggets, and Lakers.
Philly are just a terrible matchup for them, primarily due to their ability on the interior with Horford and Embiid. Their perimeter defence is equally as bad, which could mean a big evening for Aussie Ben Simmons.
The strength of the Wizards is definitely their offence, although I don’t see smooth sailing against this elite Philly defence. They should struggle at the rim and will need to rely on abnormally strong outside shooting to compete here.
This is also a relatively good spot for Philly; playing their first game on the road after a few days off. The injury list is fairly light, with Josh Richardson the only rotation player expected to miss.
Overall, I’d expect Philly to dominate on both ends of the floor, with a particularly strong day from Embiid. Especially under the key number of 7, I like them to win and cover here.
Tip: Philadelphia 76ers at $1.26
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change