Wizrads vs. Celtics Prediction
In search of their seventh win on the new season, the Boston Celtics will host the Washington Wizards at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. Will the Celtics also cover as a 5.5-point favorite or is there a better bet on the board?
547 Washington Wizards (+5.5) at 548 Boston Celtics (-5.5); o/u 234.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, January 8, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Washington Wizards DFS Spin
Russell Westbrook's dislocated finger is still sore, and he is questionable to play against the Celtics on Friday. Westbrook typically sits one game of a back-to-back, and the Wizards play on Friday and Saturday. We'll wait for confirmation, but it wouldn't be shocking if D.C. chose to rest the finger he injured on Wednesday for the first of those two games. We know the drill by now. If Westbrook sits, expect Raul Neto to replace him and play extended minutes.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Robert Williams is questionable to play on Friday against the Wizards due to health and safety protocols. Williams is one of four Celtics added to the injury report for health and safety protocol reasons, including Carsen Edwards, Tristan Thompson and Grant Williams. Without Thompson and Williams, the Celtics will be super short-handed on the interior. Daniel Theis and Semi Ojeleye should get extended run, and maybe Tacko Fall will make an appearance if those four are ruled out.
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Prediction
The Wizards are just 2-11-1 against the spread in their last 14 trips to Boston and are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games playing on one day of rest. Washington is also just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games coming off a loss and is 4-10-1 at the betting window in its last 15 games as an underdog. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5.5