76ers-Wizards Game 5 Odds: Playoff Lines, Picks & Predictions for Wednesday, June 2
The Washington Wizards avoided a first-round sweep with a win in Game 4 and Joel Embiid exited with an injury, which makes the 76ers-Wizards Game 5 odds for Wednesday, June 2 all the more interesting. BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of 76ers-Wizards Game 5 odds, props, and boosted specials. You can be sure to place the best sport bets today using our trusted data and odds.
If the 76ers beat the Wizards in Game 5, they will advance to the second round of the playoffs to face the winner of the New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks series.
Longtime basketball writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 Podcast Network is here to provide his thoughts on the 76ers-Wizards Game 5 odds and drops knowledge on the best bets worth a wager at BetRivers.com.
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2021 NBA PLAYOFF ODDS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
#8 WASHINGTON WIZARDS (1-3) at #1 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (3-1)
GAME 5: 7:00 p.m. ET, NBATV
MONEYLINE: 76ers -240 ML, Wizards +195 ML
SPREAD: 76ers -6
OVER/UNDER: 229.5 points
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Before we really get into it, can we take a moment and just celebrate Russell Westbrook for a minute?
The man put up 19 points, 21 boards, and 14 assists in a game where he shot 3-for-19 from the floor, and the Wizards won. Who does that? No one does that.
The key here is going to be the status of Joel Embiid, and as things stand when this is being written, it does not appear as if JoJo is going to suit up. He was injured in the first quarter of Game 4 and did not return. Woj is reporting that he needs an MRI and will be further evaluated today.
We’ll see what that means in the long-term.
In the short-term, however, it means that the pressure is going to be on the East’s No. 1 seed to find a way to win without their MVP candidate, and that didn’t go so well on Sunday night. Ben Simmons shot free throws like he was blindfolded, Tobias Harris finished the evening 8-for-24 from the floor and, as a team, the 76ers shot just 31 percent from three.
Now that Philly will be playing at home in Game 5, and given that the Wizards are, you know, not very good, I think the series ends tonight. That doesn’t mean I want to invest in Philly laying six.
Where I think the value is here is on the over. Embiid is the defensive anchor for the 76ers. He’s also a reason they want to slow a game down, to force-feed him touches in the paint. The Wizards play as fast as anyone in the league. Without Embiid, I think we’ll see Philly more likely to go break for break with them. Three of the four games in this series have gone over the total.
76ers-Wizards Playoff Series
Game 1: 76ers win, 125-118
Game 2: 76ers win, 120-95
Game 3: 76ers win, 132-103
Game 4: Wizards win, 122-114
Game 5: Wizards at 76ers. Wednesday, June 2. 7 p.m. ET
Game 6: 76ers at Wizards. Friday, June 4. TBD
Game 7: Wizards at 76ers. Sunday, June 6. TBD