Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Boston Celtics Prediction 4/14/2024

The Washington Wizards (15-66) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (63-18) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards tell to the Bulls by a score of 129-127. The Wizards not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -1.5 point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 223 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Celtics, the Wizards are 15-66 overall this season. In Eastern Conference play, the Wizards are 11-40 and have gone 4-26 in non-conference games.

Washington arrives with an ATS record of 36-44 for the season up to this point. In their last two home games, Washington has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 13-27 at home compared to 23-17 on the road.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

In the Celtics’ most recent game against the Hornets, Payton Pritchard led the Celtics with 31 points while going 14/22 from the field. The Celtics picked up a 131-98 win, and Sam Hauser also added 16 points which was 2nd on the team.

Coming into today’s game against the Wizards, the Celtics are looking to stay above .500. Right now, they have a record of 63-18 and are at the top of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division.

In terms of the spread, Boston currently holds an ATS record of 41-37, which is above .500. As the favorite this season, Boston is 39-35 vs. the spread while going 2-2 as the underdog.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Washington has recorded an average of 113.6 points per game (17th) throughout 81 games games.

The Wizards have been the NBA’s fastest-paced team this season, averaging 102.3 possessions per game. As a result, they are 17th in scoring at 113.6 points per game. On the road, Washington has been slightly better, averaging 114.5 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Wizards are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. Inside the arc, they are 13th in two-point shooting at 54%. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting at 34%. Overall, they are 22nd in true shooting percentage.

Washington has been a below-average free-throw shooting team this season, ranking 25th in attempts and 27th in makes. In terms of offensive rebounding, the Wizards are 28th in the league. They are also 9th in assists, averaging 27.8 per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Boston is averaging 120.4 points per contest. This figure places them 2nd in the league.

This season, the Celtics have been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league. They lead the NBA in both three-point attempts and makes, averaging 16.5 threes per game.

At home, Boston has been averaging 122.9 points per game, which is the second-highest mark in the league. Overall, they are ranked 2nd in scoring at 120.4 points per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Celtics are 9th in the NBA at 48%. However, they are one of the worst teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, averaging just 20.2 attempts per game.

Wizards Team Defense

On defense, the Wizards are ranked 30th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 67.9% of their games. Washington struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Bulls, giving up 4. For the game, Chicago scored 129 points in the game.

Celtics Team Defense

Boston’s defense has been playing well, ranking 5th in the NBA with 109.1 points allowed per game. Opponents are hitting 51.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.9% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Wizards And Celtics

In today’s game, our projections have Jordan Poole leading the Wizards with 18 points on 6/15 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 17.4 points per game, along with 2.7 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Payton Pritchard as the leading scorer for the Celtics. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 10 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45.9%, and his scoring average is 9.2 points per game.

Wizards vs Celtics Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 113 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their three previous home games, Boston has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Boston has an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 7-3 straight up.

Wizards vs Celtics Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Celtics vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +9.5. Even though our predictions have the Celtics winning 115-111, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 224 and our model has the Wizards and Celtics finishing with a combined 226 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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