Philadelphia takes on Washington on 4-game losing streak

Sat, Feb 10, 2024
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Philadelphia takes on Washington on 4-game losing streak

Philadelphia 76ers (30-21, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (9-42, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -3.5; over/under is 238

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia comes into the matchup with Washington as losers of four straight games.

The Wizards are 6-30 in conference matchups. Washington is seventh in the Eastern Conference scoring 114.8 points while shooting 47.5% from the field.

The 76ers are 19-13 in conference games. Philadelphia ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 52.4 points per game in the paint led by Joel Embiid averaging 14.6.

The Wizards' 12.1 made 3-pointers per game this season are just 0.4 more made shots on average than the 11.7 per game the 76ers allow. The 76ers' 47.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.4 percentage points lower than the Wizards have given up to their opponents (49.7%).

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The 76ers won 146-101 in the last matchup on Dec. 12.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is averaging 21.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Wizards. Deni Avdija is averaging 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games for Washington.

Buddy Hield is scoring 12.0 points per game and averaging 3.2 rebounds for the 76ers. Terquavion Smith is averaging 1.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 2-8, averaging 111.3 points, 42.8 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points per game.

76ers: 2-8, averaging 114.6 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.9 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out (hip), Marvin Bagley III: day to day (back), Patrick Baldwin Jr.: day to day (ankle).

76ers: Nicolas Batum: out (hamstring), Robert Covington: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back), Joel Embiid: out (knee), Tyrese Maxey: out (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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