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NBA odds preview - Wizards vs. Celtics

Washington WizardsBoston Celtics
March 25, 6:00 PM | TD Garden

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Odds

11-36TEAM RECORD25-22

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Wizards travelling to Boston Sunday to face the Celtics on Sunday.

The Wizards will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 18-28-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Celtics are 21-26 ATS. Washington is 22-25 against the total, while Boston is 22-25 versus the number.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Celtics in this one, they're listed as 11-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics - Wizards odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-87 win for the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 21 in the league with 41.6 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 25 with 5.1 per contest.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 102 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington was a 95-92 loser in its last match at home against the Hawks. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 187 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Wizards got a 21-point performance from Nene Hilario, who added 11 rebounds, but Atlanta still ran past Washington 95-92 on Saturday at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 99-86 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Celtics endured a 99-86 loss at the hands of the 76ers on Friday, despite a 20-point effort from Paul Pierce at Wells Fargo Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

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 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Detroit, Monday, March 26
Boston at Charlotte, Monday, March 26