Celtics vs. Wizards Game 3 Pick
With the series shifting to D.C., will the Washington Wizards bounce back at home when it hosts the Boston Celtics in Game 3 at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Washington is favored in tonight’s game, as the Wizards are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the game is listed at 218.5 points.
Boston established a 2-0 series lead with a 129-119 OT victory on Tuesday night. The home team has won all six meetings between these two, going 5-1 against the spread in the process. The Celtics are now 59-31 overall, 26-18 on the road and 46-42-2 against the spread. Washington is 53-37 overall, 33-11 at home and 45-44-1 against the spread.
The Wizards led most of Game 3 before the Celtics rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime. In the extra frame, Isaiah Thomas took over. The point guard finished with 53 points on 18-of-33 shooting to lead the Celtics to the win. Al Horford added 15 points and 12 rebounds for Boston. The Wizards were led by John Wall, who had 30 points with 13 assists. Martin Gortat added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
I picked Washington to cover in Game 2. They did just that, in regulation. It wasn’t until overtime that Boston really took over. There was a lot of testiness toward the end of Game 2 and I think that should help the Wizards tonight. Washington shouldn’t lack any motivation to take care of business at home today. The home team has dominated the series this season. Washington proved it can beat Boston in Game 2, now it just needs to finish the game.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -5.5