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Celtics vs Wizards NBA Game Preview

Boston CelticsWashington Wizards
Jan 22, 1:00 PM | Verizon Center

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Odds


Washington will look to improve on its 2-13 record on Sunday when they host Boston in NBA odds action at Verizon Center.

The Wizards currently sports a record of 2-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-10 ATS. The Celtics are 5-9 and 6-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 6-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 4-10 against the number.

View Boston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Wizards) and the No. 24 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 90-81 result in favor of the Celtics is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 88.7 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 6 at 90.1 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

Boston lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against the Suns on January 20. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 150 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston got 14 points from Ray Allen but lost anyway 79-71 against the Suns on Friday at TD Garden.

Washington lost its last outing, a 108-104 result against the Nuggets on January 20. The Wizards covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington got 25 points from Nick Young en route to a 108-104 loss against Denver on Friday at Verizon Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 0-10
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Celtics at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Washington is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games

Next up:
Boston home to Orlando, Monday, January 23
Washington at Philadelphia, Monday, January 23