Celtics at Wizards - 1/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (23-21) at Washington Wizards (20-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -2 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, CSNB
The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards square off Monday night at the Verizon Center.
The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Isiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Wizards need a win here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 9.7 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 19.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last seven home games. Kris Humphries is doubtful and Otto Porter is questionable.
The Celtics are 39-15-1 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Wizards are starting to get thing going now that Beal is back, and they'ved covered 12 of their last 16 games against Eastern teams. Add the fact the Celtics aren't good on the road, an you have to side with the home team and small number.