Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards 3/12/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards 3/12/23
Sun 12th March 2023

The Washington Wizards (31-36, 16-19 Away) will try to break down one of the league’s top scoring defenses when they head to face the Philadelphia 76ers (44-22, 25-10 Home) on Sunday.

Washington lost to the Atlanta Hawks 114-107 at Capital One Arena on Friday. Bradley Beal was a top performer in the losing effort with 27 points and six rebounds. The Wizards are the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia won their fourth in a row in a close one on Friday at Wells Fargo Center, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 120-119. Joel Embiid had 39 points, four assists, and three blocks, leading the team. The 76ers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Philadelphia will be looking to even the season series after taking only one of the three prior matchups. Washington won the most recent showdown 116-111 at Capital One Arena in December 2022.

Embiid led both teams in scoring with 48 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks in defeat. Kristaps Porzingis had 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks for the Wizards. The Wizards have been led this season by Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, who are averaging 23.2 and 21.4 points per game, respectively.

Porzingis also has grabbed 8.5 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.3 assists per game.Embiid has been the primary provider of the Sixers’ offense, averaging 33.4 points per game. He has the top scoring average in the NBA. Embiid also has collected 10.1 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the league.

James Harden has doled out 10.8 assists per game. The 76ers are one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the NBA, ranking fourth with 111.0 points per game allowed.

The Wizards have had minimal success at Wells Fargo Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 visits. In the last 10 games, Washington is 4-6 with an average margin of -2.4 (110.9-113.3). Philadelphia has a 7-3 record over the last 10, scoring 119.6 points per game on average while allowing 114.3 (+5.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Monte Morris: 5.5 | 10.2 | -4.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Shake Milton: 8.8 | 13.8 | -5.0
Points per game:
Tobias Harris: 7.8 | 14.8 | -7.1
Rebounds per game:
Joel Embiid: 6.6 | 10.1 | -3.5

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 (-110)

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