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NBA Matchup - Celtics Wizards Odds Preview

Washington WizardsBoston Celtics
11-13December 21, 2013, 01:00 | TD Garden12-15

Washington pays a visit to Boston on Saturday, hoping to send the Celtics to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at TD Garden.

The Celtics sport a record of 12-15 and 15-12 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 11-13 and 13-10-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-17 for the Celtics and 14-10 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Celtics in this one, they were listed earlier as 0-point on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193.5 for Saturday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Celtics and the No. 17-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 90-89 win for the Celtics on Saturday.

Washington was a 113-107 winner in its last match on the road against the Nets. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 220 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Wizards grabbed a 113-107 win over the Nets on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from John Wall at Barclays Center.

The Celtics were a 107-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Jared Sullinger scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Celtics to victory (they lost 107-106 to Detroit at TD Garden on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 23-rated squad against Washington's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 23 in the league with 6.63 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 8.54 per outing.

A few Wizards at Celtics trends to consider:
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Minnesota, Friday, December 27th
Boston at Indiana, Sunday, December 22nd