The Washington Wizards were thoroughly outmatched through the first two games of their second-round playoff series with the Boston Celtics but bounced back in a big way at home in Game 3. With Game 4 set for Sunday, sportsbooks opened the Wiz as 4.5-point favorites with a total of 215.
– Shark Bites
- The Celtics are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- The UNDER is 4-1 in the Wizards last 5 home games.
- The UNDER is 13-3-2 in the Celtics last 18 road games.
Washington breezed to a 116-89 triumph in Game 3 in a chippy affair that featured eight technical fouls, three ejections and one flagrant foul that happened when Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. shoved Kelly Olynyk to the floor. As a result of his actions, Oubre is suspended for Game 4.
The Celtics overcame massive early deficits to win the first two contests but couldn’t pull off the same feat in Game 3 thanks to a 22-0 run by the Wizards after the first quarter to give them a 39-17 lead. Celtics star point guard Isaiah Thomas went off for 53 points in Game 2 but was limited to 13 in 29 minutes in Game 3 and did not start the second half while staying in the locker room for dental work.
Home court advantage continues to be massive when these teams get together, as home sides are a perfect 7-0 ATS in the last seven games between the Wizards and Celtics.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Washington Wizards installed as -4.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 215.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Wizards to win this game 115-107. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Wizards currently sport a record of 54-37, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 46-44-1 ATS. The Boston Celtics are 59-32 and 47-43-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 55-34-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 42-45-4 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Boston injuries news.
The Wizards – Celtics betting odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power rankings. Washington is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds – Shark poll, while the Boston Celtics sit at No. 11.
The game also pits Washington’s No. 5-ranked offense averaging 109.22 PPG, against a Boston Celtics defense that ranks No. 14 at 105.12 PPG. The Washington Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 47.37% so far, more than the Boston Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.47% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston was crushed on Thursday, getting run out of the gym by Washington and falling 116-89 at Verizon Center.
- Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
- Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to Washington, Wednesday, May 10th