The Boston Celtics looked to be well on their way to playing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference final with a five-point lead in the final minute of Game 6 vs the Washington Wizards, but suffered a 92-91 loss thanks to some questionable clock management. Game 7 is set for Monday in Beantown, where oddsmakers opened the Celts as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 209.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Wizards are 0-8 SU and ATS in their last eight games on the road against the Celtics.
- The Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games at home after covering in their most recent home game.
- The Wizards are 1-7 SU in their last eight games in the playoffs as road underdogs.
Wizards star point guard John Wall buried the 3-point dagger with 3.5 seconds left in Game 6 to continue the trend of home teams triumphing when the clubs get together. Home squads have won every game in the series and are 10-0 SU dating back to the regular season. Washington is looking to return to the conference final for the first time since the 1978-79 campaign while the Celtics will attempt to get back there for the first time since 2011-12.
Celtics big man Al Horford continues to be huge for Boston, and the top-seeded Celts will need to lean heavily on him once again tonight. Horford is averaging 17 points on 68.9 percent shooting in the series, including 57.1 percent from downtown.
Wall has averaged 26.3 points and 10.2 assists to lead the way for the Wiz while Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is posting 19.3 points on 39 percent shooting in four games since exploding for a career-high 53 in Game 2. Boston’s Avery Bradley, who’s known for his defensive prowess, followed up a playoff career-high 29 points in Game 5 with 27 in Game 6 and is 22-for-37 from the field in that span.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Boston Celtics installed as -4-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 211.5.
A 113-112 result in favor of the Wizards is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Wizards will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 47-46-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Boston Celtics are 49-44-1 ATS. Washington is 57-35-2 against the points scored total betting line, while Boston is 44-46-4 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Washington injuries news.
The Boston Celtics sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark, while the Washington Wizards are at No. 13 on that betting chart.
Offensively the game matches up Boston’s No. 7-ranked offense (107.81 PPG) against a Washington Wizards defense that ranks No. 21 at 107.39 PPG. The Boston Celtics have averaged 45.49% from the field per game, less than the Washington Wizards have managed so far this NBA season (47.27% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
- Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Boston is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
- Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
- Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
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