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(54-26) Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards (42-38)
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Washington -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 206
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Boston’s playoff positioning is all sealed up.It will be the 2-seed and play either Milwaukee, Miami or the team it faces on Tuesday night, Washington, in the first round of the playoffs.
The Celtics have been taking a bunch of abuse in the week since Kyrie Irving had further knee surgery and officially was ruled out of the playoffs. The three teams I mentioned above have been jockeying for the 7-seed, which would fetch the round one matchup with Boston.
It’s hard to argue with the logic, but it’s a shame after the great season the Celtics had. Brad Stevens’ team overcame so many injuries and disappointments to once again win more games than it did last season.
And, for what it’s worth, I still like this team against any of those three bottom-feeders. Terry Rozier will be a swarming defensive presence in the playoffs and Al Horford plus Jaylen Brown make the Celtics a hard-nosed, rough defensive team.
Will there be enough offense? That’s the biggest question in the playoffs and it’s the Celtics’ biggest concern. Ultimately, that will be the downfall.
As for this game, it’s hard to imagine Stevens tipping his hand at all against a potential opponent. Boston just lost to the Hawks and will probably coast through this one, too.
Washington, meanwhile, will be doing anything but coasting.
The Wizards are on a four-game losing streak; Scott Brooks just chewed them out in a film session, calling them a selfish team; and they want to work their way up to the 7-seed, or even further, to avoid the Raptors in round one.
But it feels, watching this team, that the Wizards think there will just be a switch to flip once the playoffs start. You can play harder, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll play better. This is still a flawed team, without any quality bigs and a disjointed offense that gets stagnant when John Wall is on the floor.
Honestly, I believe Otto Porter Jr. is their best player. He doesn’t get the most looks, but he’s efficient and plays every possession well. He doesn’t get the love that Bradley Beal or Wall get, but he’s a rock.
With the losing streak going and the chance to move up, this is definitely Washington’s game. But if the Wiz don’t shake the Celtics early, frustration could set it.
NBA Betting Trends:
- BOS are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall.
- BOS are 36-15 ATS in their last 51 road games.
- BOS are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tue. games.
- Over is 8-3 in WAS last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- WAS are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- Head to Head: Home team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction: Washington should win this one.
There may not be a switch, but there’s a whole lot of talent on this team. A few more days to come together before plotting for the first round upset.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 99 – Washington 105
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