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

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 10:04 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
76ers-8-110-110228.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotal76ers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Magic128-117 PHIYesHome-1.5238.5-145120Regular SeasonYesOver
5/14/2021Magic122-97 PHIYesHome-24.5216.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Heat106-94 MIANoAway+20.5205.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Pacers103-94 INDYesAway-7.5216.5-500360Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/8/2021Pistons118-104 PHIYesHome-25.5226.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-44-6-0220.3114.5105.8-1.434.2%

76ers Injuries

76ers: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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/20/2021Pacers142-115 WASYesHome-20.5244.5-100001850PlayoffsYesOver
5/18/2021Celtics118-100 BOSNoAway+5.5222.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
5/16/2021Hornets115-110 WASNoHome+3.5230.5140-165Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/14/2021Cavaliers120-105 WASYesHome-9.5223.5-750525Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Hawks120-116 ATLNoAway+3.5231.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-46-48-2-0249.9126.9123+0.935.2%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards:Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

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