Celtics home to Wizards in NBA betting action
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds
TD Garden will feature Celtics vs. Wizards action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Celtics are 0-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Washington is 0-2 on the totals; Boston is 1-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Celtics) and the No. 25 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 87-86 result in favor of the Wizards is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 22-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 5 at 91.5 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (39.3% on average).
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 94 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Boston won its last outing, an 89-86 result against the Wizards on November 3. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Celtics got a 27-point performance from Paul Pierce as Boston ran past Washington 89-86 on Saturday at Verizon Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Wizards at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Washington home to Milwaukee, Friday, November 9
Boston home to Philadelphia, Friday, November 9