Free NBA Pick: Wizards vs Celtics NBA Odds
Looking for Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Wizards taking on the Celtics on Monday December 25, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Wizards Celtics matchup.
Christmas Day NBA Hoops! (17-15) Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics (26-9)
Date: Monday December 25
Time: 5:30 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Washington +250 / Boston -300
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 205.5
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Washington limps into its Christmas Day matchup after getting thumped by 35 points in Brooklyn on Friday. I didn’t see the game but it looks like the Wizards just laid down. That, and the Nets just ran them. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 21 and a bunch of other Nets were in double-digits behind him.
It was a sleepy spot, in Brooklyn a couple days before the big Christmas game and with the holiday weekend in between. For the sake of looking ahead, I’m going to mark that one down as forgettable.
But the Wizards have dropped more head-scratchers this season than they did last. John Wall missing that time earlier this month didn’t help things. He went out and a few guys played really well with the opportunity. It’s possible Wall has come back and maybe done a little too much to try and re-establish himself, instead of playing alongside a pumped up Bradley Beal and newly-discovered Tomas Sanoransky.
The Wizards will give a max effort in this game but whether or not they are ready to compete with Boston, organizationally, is a valid question.
Boston is at home on Saturday night against the Bulls. It is going to be a good measuring stick game for the Eastern Conference’s newest contender (I’m talking about Chicago) and another test in what’s been a sneaky tough part of the Celtics’ schedule here at the end of 2017.
The offense has been a little more Kyrie-dominant than we were used to seeing up until a week ago. The next three scorers, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are all super efficient but also seem to be quite aware of the fact that they are. Horford is probably best suited of the three for an uptick in volume, even if it does give away some efficiency. Tatum could be the other argument. He’s got that potential to be more of a volume scorer but for now, it’s just nice to see the rookie working his confidence gradually. The point is, someone has to step up and take a few possessions from Irving when the offense isn’t running itself.
But if you’re Boston and you’ve been struggling, defense is the first place you look for some extra energy. Washington can turn it over in bunches, especially if Wall is out of rhythm. Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and company could make a difference on the defensive end, creating easy offense on the other end.
NBA Betting Trends:
- WAS are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 20-7 in WAS last 27 overall.
- Over is 7-1 in BOS last 8 Mon. games.
- Over is 13-6 in BOS last 19 overall.
- Over is 13-6 in BOS last 19 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Head to Head: WAS are 0-9 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Boston.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction: Vegas gets it right.
I like Boston. But this is a rivalry game and one that is on national TV on the biggest regular season day of the year. The Wizards are too talented to get blown out in this spot, at least I think so. For that reason, I don’t think I can touch the spread.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 205.5
Instead, I’m on the over in a game that’s more likely to get up and down than physical.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Washington 104 – Boston 110
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2017/18 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.