Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 19:00 ET in Game 5 of this Eastern quarterfinal between the first and eighth best squads of the conference. The Wizards lived to fight another day with a Game 4 victory at home. They cut the 76ers’ lead to 3-1 wins but the hosts have now a chance to advance to the conference semifinals with a home victory today. 

The 76ers finished the regular season with a 49-23 record and were 38-31-3 against the spread and 34-38 in over/under. They are coming off road defeat against Washington with a 114-122 score. They saw Joel Embiid leave the game early with an injury and in his absence, six players scored double digits. Tobias Harris led the way with 21 points and a team-high 13 rebounds, adding 5 assists but shot with just 33.3% from the field.  

Harris leads the team in the playoffs both in scoring with 24.3 ppg and in rebounding with 10.3 per game. Joel Embiid adds 24 ppg and 6.8 rebounds per game. 

The 76ers have the best second-offense in the playoffs with 122.8 ppg and allow 109.5 ppg defensively. They have the best field goal percentage with 51.1% and a 38.7% 3-point percentage. They are 4-2 against the spread in their previous six matches. Over is 5-1 in their previous six matches.

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Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 Predictions 6/2/2021

The Wizards finished the regular season with a 34-38 record and were 41-30-1 against the spread and 36-36 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against Philadelphia with a 122-114 score. They utilized a strong defensively third quarter, where they outscored their opponents by 32-19 and kept the lead until the end. Bradley Beal led the way with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Rui Hachimura had a monster double double with 20 points and a team-high 13 rebounds.   

Beal leads the team in the playoffs with 29.5 ppg, adding 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game. Russell Westbrook adds 17.8 ppg and team-highs both in rebounds with 11 and in assists made with 12.3 per game. 

The Wizards score 109.5 ppg in the postseason but have the second-worse defense, allowing 122.8 ppg. They have a 45.1% field goal percentage and the worse 3-point percentage with 26.7%. They are 3-2 against the spread in their previous five matches. Over is 4-1 in their previous five matches.

Philadelphia leads Washington 6-1 wins this season, having won all four matchups at home. Wizards are 5-3 against the spread in their previous eight matchups. Over is 3-1 in their previous four matchups. The Sixers are 31-7 at home, while the Wizards are 15-24 on the road. With Embiid’s status up in the air for today, I’m going to pick over 230.5 points. 

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Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 6/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:00 ET 

Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

TV: NBA TV, NBCSP, NBCSWA

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -6.5

NBA Totals: +230.5

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