Wizards vs. Celtics Game 7 Pick
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Boston is favored at home, as the Celtics are getting odds of -5 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 211 points.
Washington avoided elimination thanks to a 92-91 win at home in Game 6 to even the series at 3-3. The home team has won all six games in the series, but Boston was the first road team to cover in Game 6. Boston is 60-34 overall, 34-13 at home and 48-44-2 against the spread. Washington is 56-38 overall, 20-27 on the road and 47-46-1 against the spread.
Game 6 was the best game in the series and it saw it conclude with John Wall hitting a difficult 3-pointer in the closing seconds to lift his team to the victory. Neither team had a great effort on offense. Washington was just 37-of-86 from the field and 5-of-24 from 3-point land. Boston shot 32-of-79 from the floor and 11-of-35 from the arc. Bradley Beal put up a game-high 33 points to lead the Warriors while Wall finished with 26 points and eight assists. Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas each had 27 points to lead the Celtics in the loss.
These two teams have had two days off prior to Game 7, so both should be somewhat fresh. I’ve felt like the Wizards were the better team early in the series, but the Celtics have swung things in their favor over Games 5 and 6. Boston will be tough to get past on their home floor. Washington is just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 meetings with the Celtics overall and 0-8 ATS in the last 8 trips to Boston. Stick with the trends here and take the Celtics at home.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -5