Wizards at Celtics 3/20/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics
NBA: 7:30 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2017
Latest Odds : BOS -3 Total 216
A huge Eastern Conference showdown will take place on Monday night, when the Washington Wizards visit the Boston Celtics. The Wizards have won six of their last ten games overall and trail the Celtics by 1.5 games for second place in the East. On Saturday, Washington allowed 59 second half points during a 98-93 road loss at Charlotte. The Wizards turned the ball over 13 times and shot just 37 percent from the field.
All-Star G John Wall tallied a team high 19 points and dished out eight assists. Bradley Beal added 18 points on 6-for-14 from the floor.
The Boston Celtics are thought by most to be the biggest competition for Cleveland in the East. The Celtics are currently 18 games above .500 overall and trail the Cavaliers by two games for the top spot in the conference standings. On Sunday, Boston blew a 13-point second half lead during a 105-99 road loss at Philadelphia. The Celtics turned the ball over 18 times and shot just 40 percent on the afternoon.
Al Horford led five Boston players in double figures with 27 points to go along with eight rebounds. Terry Rozier chipped in 14 points and ten rebounds off the Celtics’ bench.
Recent Betting Trends:
Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 9-1 in Wizards last 10 overall.
Over is 7-2-2 in Celtics last 11 games playing on 0 days rest.
Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
Free Betting Pick: Boston Celtics -3
Boston G Isaiah Thomas (knee) has missed the last two games and is hopeful to return for this contest. The Celtics rank 12th in defensive efficiency, while the Wizards rank 18th in that category. If Thomas plays, take Boston to win and cover at home. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 110-100.