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NBA betting line favors Celtics over Wizards

Washington WizardsBoston Celtics
Jan 2, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds


Washington travels to Boston on Monday, hoping to boost its 0-4 mark with a victory over the Celtics.

Boston will face the 0-4 Wizards, who own a 0-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Celtics are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wizards are 0-4 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Celtics are listed as 12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Celtics rated this week at No. 19 and the Wizards sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-80 result in favor of the Celtics today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 15-ranked offense (95.8 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.8 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 48.2% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.5 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in home scoring.

Boston was a 94-86 winner in its last match on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston earned a 94-86 victory over Washington on Sunday, getting 24 points from Kevin Garnett at Verizon Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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 8 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Orlando, Wednesday, January 4
Boston home to New Jersey, Wednesday, January 4