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Wall and the Wizards Face a Must-Win Game 3 in D.C.

The Boston Celtics continue to fire on all cylinders and will look to notch their seventh straight postseason win when the second-round Eastern Conference series with the Washington Wizards shifts to D.C. tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Wiz as 5.5-point home favorites with a total of 218.5 for the tilt.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Wizards' last three games.
  • The Celtics are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against the Wizards.

Game 2 of the series was an absolute classic that ended with a 129-119 overtime win for the Celtics in which star point guard Isaiah Thomas poured in a ridiculous 53 points. Despite dealing with the tragic loss of his sister Chyna prior to the start of the postseason, Thomas has put the Celtics on his back in the playoffs.

He’s been getting plenty of help from big man Al Horford, who’s gone 16-for-22 from the floor in the series while logging a double-double in each of the first two contests.

On the flip side, Wizards point guard John Wall collected 40 points and 13 assists in Game 2 but it wasn’t enough to match Thomas. Wall’s backcourt partner Bradley Beal went just 1-for-9 from 3-point range in Game 2 after hitting four of seven in Game 1.

Washington is a different team at home compared to on the road, so it makes sense to see them tabbed as the favorites. The Wizards are 7-1 SU in their last eight home games and they’re 8-0 SU in their previous eight when labeled as favorites of 5.5 points or more.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington Wizards as -5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 219 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 111-110 win for the Celtics on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Wizards sit at 53-37 (45-44-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boston Celtics are currently 59-31 (47-42-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Washington is 55-33-2 OU and Boston is 42-44-4 OU. This season the Washington Wizards are 53-37 overall and 45-44-1 ATS against the number, while the Boston Celtics are 59-31 and 47-42-1 ATS. As for the totals, Washington is 55-33-2 on the OU, and Boston is 42-44-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Boston injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Washington Wizards and the No. 11-ranked Boston Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 22-rated NBA squad against Boston's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 17 in the league with 9.18 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 12.14 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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Boston at Washington, Sunday, May 7th

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