Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards - NBA Picks Of The Day Jan 14th

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:57 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 7:57 PM UTC

The Sixers are coming off a back to back and playing without Joel Embiid tonight. Without their star and with the Wizards playing better, it might be a nice play to lay the points with Washington in the first half, in hopes the Sixers come out flat on offense. 

76ers vs. Wizards 

Don’t look now but the Wizards are starting to play some better basketball. The 76ers are too, but the problem tonight is they are coming off a back to back and they will be without Joel Embiid tonight because of it.

Plus they are +10 underdogs against Washington, who will have John Wall on their side tonight. Plus, after their tough loss to the Celtics, the Wizards are off of two days rest and are about to dominate tonight.

However, I really like the first half spread more than the full game one. With the Sixers off the back to back and without their best player, offense is going to come hard even against a below-average defense in Washington.

On the second half of back to backs, the Sixers are 3-4 ATS. However, in games where Embiid sits out they are a scrappy 5-5 ATS and 3-1 ATS in their last four games without Embiid. We have seen this Sixers team pull out some nice comebacks when teams were leading big and gave up, so the full game spread does not interest me.

However, the Wizards at -5 ½ on the first half is a fine wager to have this evening.

 NBA Free Pick: Wizards -5 ½ 1HBest Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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