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Wizards Have Been a Brutal Bet in Beantown

Fresh off becoming the fourth team in NBA history win a best-of-seven series after losing the first two games at home, the Boston Celtics will look to start things off on a better foot when they host the Washington Wizards in the first contest of the second-round tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Wiz as 4.5-point road underdogs with a total of 215.

Shark Bites
  • The Celtics are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
  • The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
  • The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

These teams are no stranger to one another, and they developed quite a rivalry in the regular season. The last matchup between the squads on January 11 featured five technical fouls with extra security being called into the tunnel to make sure both teams stayed in their locker rooms.

Wizards point guard John Wall scored a postseason career-high 42 points in Friday’s closeout win over the Atlanta Hawks and averaged 29.5 points and 10.3 assists in the first-round. Wall didn’t fare as well vs the Celtics in the regular season, however, averaging 17.8 points on 37.3 percent shooting in four games with Boston.

On the flip side, Isaiah Thomas’ shot hasn’t quite been there of late. Thomas went a combined 3-of-26 from 3-point range in the final three games of the series with the Hawks. Avery Bradley stepped up in a big way by averaging 23.5 points in Games 5 and 6 against the Bulls.

The Wizards haven’t been a good bet in Beantown, going 0-5 ATS in their last five trips to Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Boston Celtics as -4.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 215 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Celtics to win this game 107-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics sit at 57-31 (45-42-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Washington Wizards are currently 53-35 (45-42-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Boston is 40-44-4 OU and Washington is 53-33-2 OU. This season the Boston Celtics are 57-31 overall and 45-42-1 ATS against the number, while the Washington Wizards are 53-35 and 45-42-1 ATS. As for the totals, Boston is 40-44-4 on the OU, and Washington is 53-33-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Boston Celtics at No. 11 and the Washington Wizards at No. 13 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Washington Wizards rank No. 22 in the league with 42.72 per game. That compares with Boston's No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA's No. 3-ranked team at 12.06 per game, while the Washington Wizards rate No. 17 with 9.16 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

John Wall poured in 42 points for Washington on Friday, as they defeated Atlanta 115-99 at Philips Arena.

The Celtics blew out Chicago on Friday, running up the score in a 105-83 win at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Boston, Tuesday, May 2nd