Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs Wizards Lines
Looking for Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Wizards on Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(3-3) Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards (1-5)
Date: Wednesday November 9th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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The Boston Celtics are coming off their second loss in a row at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. While the Washington Wizards are also coming off a two game losing streak, after coming out on the wrong end of a 114-106 loss to the Houston Rockets.
The Boston Celtics are coming off their worst loss of the season, after giving up 123 points to the Denver Nuggets.
Their defense continued to slip up play after play, allowing the Nuggets to shoot 52.4% from the field. That was a key contributor in earning the loss, because the Celtics just couldn’t stop Denver from scoring.
The Nuggets were able to get five different players into double-digit scoring totals, and that really helped them come out victors. Boston just had no answer to stopping Emanuel Mudiay (scored 30 points) and Wilson Chandler (scored 22 points). And because of that they were able to continue scoring at will.
Now Boston was without star centre Al Horford due to the fact that he’s still in concussion protocol. But he still won’t be able to play next match, meaning Tyler Zeller and Amir Johnson have got to step up.
Boston has more talent then the Washington Wizards, but that doesn’t mean the Wizards are going to be some pushovers. Washington does a great job of attacking out in transition, and that was one of Boston’s weaknesses in the Nuggets game.
So if they can sure up their transition defense they should pull out this win. They’ve got more offensive firepower then the Wizards so that’s going to play to their side.
Now it just comes down to defense. Last season they showed themselves to be one of the best defensive units in the league, but this year they haven’t lived up to the task. Now they’ve got to get back to that style of play if they are to come out victorious in this outing.
The Washington Wizards are sitting at 1-5 to start the early portions of the 2016-17 season. After coming away with their first win against the Atlanta Hawks, Washington has allowed two games to slip out of their hands.
Right now their sitting 25th in the association, averaging only 97.2 points per game. While shooting a putrid 27.2% from deep, which places them second last in the league.
Those scoring woes have continued to hurt the team, because Washington seems to go on scoring droughts far too often. Especially for a team as offensively gifted as the Washington Wizards, it just seems very odd that the team just can’t find ways to produce.
I mean this is a unit that has John Wall, Bradley Beal and Markieff Morris in the starting lineup. Those three as some of the most talented players at their positions, yet it still hasn’t worked out for the team, which is puzzling.
Beal is shooting just 38.7% from the field, while Markieff Morris is making only 38.2% of his field goal attempts. That’s just unacceptable from the top players on your team. I understand that the team is still getting used to playing under new head coach Scott Brooks. But that’s no excuse for playing with no energy and passion.
They’ve got a favorable matchup in this game with the Boston Celtics. Boston hasn’t shown themselves to be a strong defensive team, meaning Washington has got to take advantage of that.
With Al Horford sidelined for the Celtics they’re going to be without one of their best players. So that means Washington needs Wall, Beal and Morris to play at their best in order to pull out the win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
- Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
- Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
- Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
- Wizards are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest
Free Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
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This is going to be a tight game through four quarters of play, but look for the Boston Celtics to pull out the win in this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 108 – Wizards 102
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