Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 4/16/14
Washington Wizards (43-38) at Boston Celtics (25-56)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, CSNN
The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics meet for the fourth and final time this season on Wednesday. The Wizards lead the series 2-1.
The Wizards are all but locked into the sixth seed in the East and have won five of their last seven games. On the season, the Wizards average 100.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allow 99.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. However, the Wizards are allowing just 92 points in their last five games and haven’t allowed a 100-point performance in seven straight games. Offensively, Marcin Gortat is shooting 56.5 percent from the field in his last five games. The Washington Wizards are 42-38-1 ATS overall and 25-15 ATS on the road.
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The Celtics have to be thankful their season is ending with this matchup, as they’ve only won 10 games since the beginning of February. On the season, the Celtics average 96.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allow 100.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jeff Green is averaging 20 points on 45.7 percent shooting in his last five games, but the Celtics have allowed 100-plus points in seven of their last eight games. Rajon Rondo is shooting 52.2 percent from the field in his last two games. The Boston Celtics are 39-40-2 ATS overall and 17-21-2 ATS at home.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 vs. NBA Southeast. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Washington will play its starters in hope of a better playoff spot, which is why I'll take the Wizards and the chalk. The Celtics have mailed it in a long time ago.