Celtics vs. Wizards NBA Prediction
The Boston Celtics have dropped six of their last 10 games but are still laying 5.5 points to the Wizards in Washington on Sunday afternoon. Are the Celtics a safe bet to cover that number or is there a better play on the board when these two teams tip off at 1:00 p.m. ET?
577 Boston Celtics (-5.5) at 578 Washington Wizards (+5.5); o/u 231.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 14, 2021
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum's 33 points weren't enough as the Celtics fell to the Pistons in a 108-102 loss. Yikes. That's Boston's second loss to Detroit this season and their sixth loss in their last nine games. Tatum added 11 boards, seven assists and three triples on 9-of-22 shooting and 12-of-13 from the line, but has been in a shooting slump lately with a 40% mark over his last six games. He's still on pace for top-20 numbers in 9-cat on a per-game basis, and apart from a dip in blocks from 0.9 to 0.5 he's been better in most categories compared to last season when he finished 13th in 9-cat.
Washington Wizards DFS Spin
Russell Westbrook nearly triple-doubled in Friday's 109-91 loss to the Knicks, scoring 23 points (10-of-22 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs) with 10 assists, nine rebounds, one steal and five turnovers in 35 minutes. Bradley Beal took the night off for rest, so DFS managers will want to look Westbrook's way the next time that happens. With Beal off the court, Westbrook has an absurd 37.6 usage rate. With a back-to-back set coming up, it's unclear if Westbrook will sit on Sunday vs. Boston or Monday vs. Houston, but we'd assume he wants to play against his former team.
Celtics vs. Wizards Betting Prediction
The Celtics are 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 meetings with the Wizards and are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games coming off a loss. The Wizards, meanwhile, have dropped seven of their last 10 games against the spread when they’re listed as the underdog and are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games overall. Washington is also 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5.5