Celtics battle vs Wizards highlights NBA odds
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington when they hit take on the Celtics on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.
The Celtics bring a 39-37 record (34-39-3 ATS) to the battle against the 29-47 Wizards, who are 45-30-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 37-38-1 so far and the Wizards go 29-46-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics - Wizards odds would favor the Wizards if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 15. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-93 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Washington's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 25 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6.6 per outing.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.2 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 104-85 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Wizards covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Indiana was victimized by John Wall for 37 points as the Wizards defeated the Pacers 104-85 in NBA action on Saturday.
Boston lost its last outing, a 97-91 result against the Cavaliers on April 5. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 188 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got 23 points from Jeff Green, but it was Cleveland that prevailed in a 97-91 final on Friday at TD Garden.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Brooklyn are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wizards at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Washington at New York, Tuesday, April 9
Boston home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, April 10