Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 29, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 10:04 PM

The Washington Wizards (34-38, 0-2) are 6.5-point underdogs heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, 2-0) at Capital One Arena on Saturday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The 76ers have a 2-0 series lead. The matchup has an over/under of 227.5 points.

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76ers vs Wizards Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
76ers-6.5-110-110227.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • Philadelphia's games this year have gone over the point total for Saturday's matchup point total (227.5 points) in 39.2% of opportunities (29 out of 74 matchups).
  • In Washington's games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Saturday's matchup point total in 46 out of 76 matchups (60.5%).
  • The total for the contest of 227.5 is 2.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the 76ers (113.9 points per game) and the Wizards (116.5 points per game).
  • This matchup's total is 1.0 fewer point than the 226.5 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for 76ers games is 221.9 points, 5.6 fewer than the over/under of 227.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 7.5 points fewer than the average over/under in Wizards' games this season (235 points).

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia beat the spread more often than not this year, going 40-31 against the spread.
  • The 76ers are 15-15 against the spread when playing as at least a 6.5-point favorite.
  • Philadelphia routinely does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 33 of 71 games (46.5%).

76ers Key Players

  • Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring (28.5 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by Ben Simmons' 6.9 per game.
  • Danny Green is the top three-point shooter for the 76ers, connecting on 2.5 per game.
  • Matisse Thybulle leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Embiid collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Philadelphia.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotal76ers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/26/2021Wizards120-95 PHIYesHome-24.5220.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
5/23/2021Wizards125-118 PHIYesHome-7.5238.5-20001000PlayoffsNoOver
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
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-25-54-6-0220.7115.1105.6-1.532.3%

76ers Injuries

76ers:Seth Curry: Day To Day (Ankle)

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Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 41-34 ATS.
  • The Wizards have fared well as a 6.5-point underdog, going 7-5 against the spread when they are at least 6.5-point underdogs.
  • Washington has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52% of matchups this year (39 out of 75 contests).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook racks up 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game, placing him at the top of the Wizards' rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • 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 tacks on 4.4 assists per game.
  • Davis Bertans averages 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wizards.
  • Westbrook (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Washington while Daniel Gafford (1.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Wizards Last 10 Games

Wizards Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/26/202176ers120-95 PHINoAway+24.5220.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
5/23/202176ers125-118 PHINoAway+7.5238.51000-2000PlayoffsYesOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-56-47-3-0239.3119.4119.9+0.832.6%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards:Russell Westbrook: Day To Day (Ankle),Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

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