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NBA Game Preview - Wizards underdogs vs Celtics at Boston

Washington WizardsBoston Celtics
April 8, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds

21-57TEAM RECORD54-24

The Celtics will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Wizards at TD Garden in NBA wagering action.

This season the Celtics are 54-24 overall and 36-40-2 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 21-57 and 30-48 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 36-42 on the OU, and Washington is 34-42-2.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wizards are listed as 13.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Celtics and the No. 29-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-90 win for the Celtics on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Washington's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 26 in the league with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 4.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 109.4 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

Washington lost its last outing, a 136-112 result against the Pacers on April 6. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 248 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington was run off the court by the Pacers on Wednesday as Indiana blasted them 136-112 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Boston was a 97-81 loser on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Celtics endured a 97-81 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Paul Pierce at United Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 0-10
After a loss are 3-7

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Wizards at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, April 9
Boston at Miami, Sunday, April 10

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