Wizards vs. Celtics Pick
Will the Boston Celtics pick up a comfortable win at home over the rival, the Washington Wizards, when the two meet today at 5:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Boston is favored at home today, as the Celtics are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the game has been set at 206.5 points. The home team has won 10 straight meetings in this series and the Celtics have covered in their last three meetings. Today’s game takes place from TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts and will air live on ABC.
Washington is coming off a 130-103 win over Orlando on Saturday night for its four win in five games. The Wizards are now 18-15 on the season while going 16-17 against the spread. They have failed to cover in six of their last eight games. Washington is putting up 105.7 points per game on offense this season while allowing 103.6 per game on defense. Bradley Beal is averaging 23 points per game to lead the team while John Wall is adding 18.5 points and 8.6 assists per contest.
Despite a great start to the season, the Celtics are struggling somewhat as of late, losing four of their last eight. The Celtics are now 27-9 on the season while posting a 22-12-2 record against the spread. Despite that, the Celtics are just 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight. Boston is averaging 103.5 points per game on offense while holding opponents to just 98.2 points per game. Kyrie Irving is leading the Celtics with 24.9 points and 4.9 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 13.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Neither team is coming into today’s game with much momentum, but I think the Celtics will be up for this game. The rivalry between these two has developed in recent years and Irving isn’t one to shy away from bad blood. The Wizards should be motivated, but I think the Celtics will match that energy at home. The public betting is strongly behind Boston for this game and I think the Celtics will cover as well.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -4.5