Celtics Aim To Stop Losing Streak Against Wizards
The Washington Wizards won their first two games to start the year but have since lost two out of their last three. They haven’t been good to those who bet online of late.
They are going to be hitting the road to face off against the Boston Celtics on Sunday but is this a spot where they can bounce back or at least cover the NBA betting odds?
Boston has lost back-to-back games now after starting 3-0 on the year. Each of these squads got off to a hot start before cooling off quite a bit as of late. Which group will we see snap out of it and get back into the win column?
Let’s check the NBA predictions, stats, injury reports, and NBA expert picks for the Wizards vs Celtics. Take a closer look to see the best options for NBA picks.
Wizards Boast Talented Trio Of Scorers
Washington isn’t the best team on paper but so far this year, we’ve seen them boast a trio of talented scorers. The first and most important has been Bradley Beal. Beal currently leads the way offensively, averaging 22.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game.
He’s gotten quite a bit of help from Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis. Kuzma drops 20.4 points while Porzingis is adding on 17.8 points per outing.
These three scorers are going to once again have to lead the way for Washington if they’re hoping to pull away with a win.
Help from role players such as Will Barton and Rui Hachimura is going to be necessary in this spot too. The Celtics are the Eastern Conference champs for a reason.
Celtics Need Center Help
Boston excels due to their phenomenal duo of wing players such as Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Tatum averages 32.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game while Brown averages 25.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists.
However, they aren’t able to protect the rim themselves. That’s where the big hole for this group comes into play.
Their best available center, Robert Williams, has been out with an injury all season and it’s starting to hurt them. The only available rim protection that’s on the roster is Al Horford, Grant Williams and Luke Kornet.
You can see it in the numbers if you’re betting this team in the sportsbook. Long known as one of the better defensive teams, they’re coming off a game where they allowed 132 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
They have allowed 117 or more in four of their first five games.
Wizards vs Celtics Head-to-Head
We got to see the Wizards and Celtics face off four times a year ago, with each team pulling away with two wins each.
Wizards vs Celtics Game Injuries
Wizards vs Celtics Game Information
- Game: Wizards (3-2) vs Celtics (3-2)
- Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
- Day/Time: Sunday, Oct 30, 6:00 p.m. ET
- Wizards vs Celtics Live Stream: NBA Game Pass=
Wizards vs Celtics Betting Lines
Wizards vs Celtics Prediction
The Celtics have a great opportunity to win this game and get back on track, however the opening odds make it hard to bet with them. They are going to be 8.5-point favorites in this game but the Wizards have been a pretty good team up to this point in time.
The better play in this spot is likely the over. Boston’s defense has been flawed and it’s led to a lot of high-scoring affairs. Sunday should be another one.