Wizards vs. Celtics Prediction

NBA Predictions: Will Wizards struggle to cover vs. Celtics again? 3/20/17

Will the Wizards once again struggle to cover against the Celtics tonight when they visit Boston at 7:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Celtics are 3.5-point home favorites versus the Wizards while the over/under currently sits at 216.5 points. Boston opened as a 1.5-point favorite before the line moved to 3.5, while the total opened at 215.5 before climbing to the current number of 216.5.

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Washington enters play tonight having won six of its last 10 games but is a horrid 2-7-1 against the spread during that 10-game span. The Wizards are still a profitable 36-32 against the spread on the season, but are 15-16 ATS on the road this year.

Boston has also won six of its last 10 games and has at least split at the betting window, going 5-5 against the number during that 10-game stretch. The Celtics are 35-33 against the spread on the year but for one reason or another, have struggled to cover at home, where they are 14-18 ATS.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Wizards have failed to cover the spread in five of the last seven meetings with the Celtics and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games in Boston. Washington is also just 1-10-1 against the number in its last 12 games playing on one day of rest and is winless at 0-4 ATS in its last four games overall. The home team is also 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams while the home team has cashed in six of the last eight meetings.

 

MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -3.5

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