Wizards vs 76ers: Sixers look to keep rolling with Butler
Wizards vs 76ers NBA odds, spreads and predictions
When is it? Friday November 30th
What time is tip off? 7:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being played? Wells Fargo Center
Since the acquistion of forward Jimmy Butler, the Philadelphia 76ers are rolling.
The 76ers are on a current two-game winning streak, and they are winners of six of their last seven games.
Their latest win came on Wednesday night. Joel Embiid finished with a team-high 26 points and 14 rebounds to go along with seven assists in a 117-91 victory over the New York Knicks.
Ben Simmons added 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and JJ Redick contributed 24 points, which included four 3-pointers.
Butler had a quiet night as he only had seven points, four rebounds and two assists, but the 76ers will obviously need his production to be vital moving forward if they are going to make noise in the Eastern Conference.
The Wizards, on the other hand, are coming off a loss after they won two games in a row.
Anthony Davis finished with 28 points and 15 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday added 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the New Orleans Pelicans in a 125-104 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday night.
Kelly Oubre Jr. finished with 22 points and six rebounds to lead the Wizards. Point guard John Wall contributed 17 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and shooting guard Bradley Beal added 16 points, five rebounds and 11 assists.
If Washington wants to get back on track in Philadelphia on Friday night, they will need production from the trio of Oubre Jr., Wall and Beal, as well as Otto Porter Jr. and Markieff Morris off the bench.
Wizards vs 76ers Spread
The 76ers are giving the Wizards 7.5 points in this basketball game.
I like the Sixers to ultimately win this matchup, however, I believe the Wizards will make it a competitive game and I think they will cover the 7.5-point spread.
If you're thinking about taking the spread in this game, definitely take Washington getting the points.
Wizards vs 76ers Over/Under
The over/under is currently set at 235 total points.
My final score prediction: Philadelphia 76ers 118, Washington Wizards 114.
Take the under in this one.
Where the game will be won or lost
Clearly Butler is a huge difference maker for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Since his arrival, the Sixers are 6-2 with key wins over the Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Pelicans, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks.
In eight games with the Sixers, Butler is averaging 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. His presence will open up opportunites for Embiid and Simmons, both of whom are having fantastic seasons thus far for Philadelphia.
The 76ers currently stand at 15-8 and are second in the Atlantic Division, only behind the Toronto Raptors, who are riding a six-game winning streak and stand at 18-4 on the season.
With Butler now inserted in Philadelphia's lineup, the 76ers are threats to come out of the Eastern Conference in June.