Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards: NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 23, 2021

The Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, 0-0) are 8-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Washington Wizards (34-38, 0-0) at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, starting at 1:00 PM ET on TNT. The series is tied . The matchup’s over/under is set at 228.5.

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76ers vs Wizards Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -8 -110 -110 228.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Philadelphia’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (228.5 points) in 27 out of 72 opportunities (37.5% of matchups).
  • 44 Washington games this year (59.5% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Sunday’s point total of 228.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 230.4 points per game, 1.9 points more than the point total of 228.5 for this game.
  • These two teams give up a combined 226.5 points per game, 2.0 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • The 76ers have seen a 221.7 average over/under in their games this season, 6.8 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 6.7 points separates the average total points bet in Wizards’ games (235.2 points) and this matchup’s over/under (228.5 points).

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia covered the spread more often than not this season, going 39-30 against the spread.
  • The 76ers are 9-9 as at least 8-point favorites.
  • Philadelphia has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 32 of 69 games (46.4%).

76ers Key Players

  • Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring (28.5 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 rebounds per game).
  • Philadelphia’s assists leader is Ben Simmons, who averages 6.9 per game.
  • Danny Green is the top three-point shooter for the 76ers, knocking down 2.5 per game.
  • Philadelphia’s steals leader is Matisse Thybulle, who collects 1.6 per game. Embiid leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks a game.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total 76ers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/16/2021 Magic 128-117 PHI Yes Home -1.5 238.5 -145 120 Regular Season Yes Over
5/14/2021 Magic 122-97 PHI Yes Home -24.5 216.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Over
5/13/2021 Heat 106-94 MIA No Away +20.5 205.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/11/2021 Pacers 103-94 IND Yes Away -7.5 216.5 -500 360 Regular Season No Under
5/8/2021 Pistons 118-104 PHI Yes Home -25.5 226.5 Regular Season No Under
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 6-4 4-6-0 220.3 114.5 105.8 -1.4 34.2%

76ers Injuries


Joel Embiid: Day To Day (Illness),

Ben Simmons: Day To Day (Back),

Matisse Thybulle: Day To Day (Hand)

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Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 40-33 ATS.
  • When they are at least 8-point underdogs, the Wizards have a record ATS of 6-3.
  • In most of Washington’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (38 out of 73 games, 52.1%).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards in rebounds and assists with 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game.
  • Bradley Beal scores 31.3 points per game, putting him at the top of the Washington scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 4.7 rebounds and averages 4.4 assists per game.
  • Davis Bertans hits 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wizards.
  • Washington’s leader in steals is Westbrook (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Daniel Gafford (1.4 per game).

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Wizards Last 10 Games

Wizards Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Wizards Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/20/2021 Pacers 142-115 WAS Yes Home -20.5 244.5 -10000 1850 Playoffs Yes Over
5/18/2021 Celtics 118-100 BOS No Away +5.5 222.5 Playoffs No Under
5/16/2021 Hornets 115-110 WAS No Home +3.5 230.5 140 -165 Regular Season Yes Under
5/14/2021 Cavaliers 120-105 WAS Yes Home -9.5 223.5 -750 525 Regular Season Yes Over
5/12/2021 Hawks 120-116 ATL No Away +3.5 231.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 6-4 8-2-0 249.9 126.9 123 +0.9 35.2%

Wizards Injuries


Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),

Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)