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NBA Game Preview - Wizards underdogs vs Celtics at Washington

Boston CelticsWashington Wizards
Nov 3, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Odds


The Wizards will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wizards are 0-1 so far on the season, and 0-1 ATS vs. the number. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 0-2 and 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 0-1 and the Celtics go 1-1 on the totals.

View Boston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wizards in this one will find them as 5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Wizards) and the No. 17 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 86-84 result in favor of the Wizards is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 23-rated squad against Boston's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 4 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 120 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Boston was a 99-88 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Boston got 15 points from Kevin Garnett but lost anyway 99-88 against the Bucks on Friday at TD Garden.

Washington lost its last outing, a 94-84 result against the Cavaliers on October 30. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington got 11 points from Jordan Crawford but lost anyway 94-84 against the Cavaliers on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Celtics at Wizards trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Washington, Wednesday, November 7
Washington at Boston, Wednesday, November 7