Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics - 4/2/14
Boston Celtics (23-51) at Washington Wizards (38-36)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -7.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics travel to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards tonight.
The Celtics have lost 10 of their last 11 and will be hoping to avoid a sixth straight loss after falling to the Bulls by 94-80 on Monday. Having already lost to the Bulls by 107-102 the night before, the Celtics did a great job of bouncing back with a better defensive showing, but their offense left them late in the game as they scored just 10 points in the fourth quarter. Jerryd Bayless and Brandon Bass led the team in scoring with 18 points each while Rajon Rondo was rested for the game.
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Meanwhile, the Wizards have lost five of their last eight games and are coming off a disappointing 100-94 loss against the Bobcats. The Wizards shot a blistering 59 percent in the first half and closed the half on a 30-7 run, but it was a game of two halves as the Wizards got outscored in the second half by 56-34. Bradley Beal led the way with 20 points, Martell Webster added 14 points but John Wall really struggled, scored just 10 points on four of 16 shooting while committing five turnovers. With the loss, Washington falls to 38-36 which leaves them with a lead of just two games over Charlotte in the standings.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss, while the Wizards are 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the Over is 4-0 in the last four.
I'm definitely leaning towards the Wizards and while I don't love the number they are still the play.