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(49-33) Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics (53-29)
Eastern Conference Round 2: Game 2
Date: Monday May 2
Time: 5:00PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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The Boston Celtics were able to pull away ahead in the last meeting between these two teams.
And now Boston sits up 1-0 in the series with the first win, but Washington doesn’t look like they’re going to allow them to earn the second victory as easily as the first one.
After coming out of the gates with a bang. Washington led 16-0 to start the game. The Wizards started to slowly fall apart.
First it was the Markieff Morris injury, and then after that it was their defensive effort.
The Wizards allowed the Celtics to shoot 51% from the field, and 48.7% from deep. Those aren’t great defensive numbers, and all it does is show the laziness they displayed last outing.
Now if they hope to change that in game 2, the teams going to need to lockdown on that end of the floor.
Washington allowed all four of the Celtics starters to have a huge game.
I.T. led the team with 33 points, Jae Crowder had 24, Al Horford poured in 21 points and Avery Bradley at 18.
That’s just unacceptable, especially if the teams hoping on winning. An in order for them to do that, they’re going to need to stop some of those guys.
You can’t allow everyone on the opposing team to go off. That just isn’t a recipe for winning games, so Washington needs to clamp down defensively if they hope to change that outcome in game 2.
The Boston Celtics were able to pull out the “W” in the first meeting. But none of that would have been possible had the team not rebounded like they did.
Boston had 38 rebounds last game. That was just as much as Washington. So that just shows you how good of a job they really did.
But now if they hope to continue playing that way, they need to keep up their rebounding efforts.
The Celtics are one of the worst rebounding teams in the league, so this has continued to be their Achilles heal all season. But last outing they showed what they can do when they’re fully engaged.
Now it just comes down to doing it again next outing. If they can do that they’ll go up 2-0. However, if they don’t, they’ll be going to Washington tied at 1 game apiece.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Game 2 Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
Although Washington isn’t going to make this an easy game, I’d still pick Boston to come away victors in this outing. The Wizards don’t seem to have an answer to stopping them, so until then, continue to see Boston dominate.
4* Free NBA Game 2 Betting Pick: Boston -5.5
The Celtics should earn the win by 5.5 points or more, so look for Boston to get the “W” in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 105 – Washington 98
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