Wizards vs. Celtics Prediction
Can the Boston Celtics get themselves back on track tonight when they play host to the struggling Washington Wizards at 8PM ET?
547 Washington Wizards vs. 548 Boston Celtics
Friday, March 1, 2019
8PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are the home favorite tonight, as Boston is getting odds of -9 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the game is listed at 230.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on the Wizards on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards end losing streak
Washington put an end to its four-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 125-116 win at Brooklyn. The Wizards are 25-36 on the season, 8-24 on the road, 27-34 against the spread and 39-22 with the over.
The Wizards have one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up 117 points per game while opponents shoot 47.8 percent against them. Opponents also shoot 37.4 percent from the arc against them, which is the highest percentage in the league. Offensively, Washington puts up 114 points per game while shooting 47 percent as a team. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game to lead the team while Bobby Portis is adding 15 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Boston has lost four straight games following a 97-92 loss at home to Portland on Wednesday. The Celtics have failed to cover the spread in three straight. Boston is now 37-25 on the season, 23-9 at home, 31-31 against the spread and 35-27 with the over.
The Celtics have been a steady defensive team this season, allowing 106.8 points per game while holding opponents to 44.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.2 points per game while shooting 46.3 percent as a team. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 23.6 points, 6.8 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are 11-32 against the spread in their last 43 road games and 5-23 ATS in their last 28 road games against a team with a winning home record.
The Celtics are 35-16 against the spread in their last 51 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games against a team with a losing road record.
While the Wizards are coming off a win, their defense is a mess. Boston should be able to capitalize on that with its roster. The Celtics also have a defense that can slow down the Wizards’ production. Boston can’t afford to continue to fall back in the East, as it is risking losing a home playoff series. The Celtics should come out motivated to get back on track tonight against a poor team.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -9