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Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 3/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards (42-27) at Boston Celtics (44-26)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNE/CSMA

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics meet Monday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Washington Wizards are battling for the second seed in the East but have lost three of their last four games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 108.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.1 points and 3.1 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 23 points and 10.8 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won 10 of their last 13 road games.

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 3/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Boston Celtics are also looking for the second seed in the East and have split their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 107.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 29.2 points and six assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 16.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won three straight home games.

The Wizards are 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 43-20-1 ATS in their last 64 games playing on 0 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.

The Wizards have cooled off quite a bit recently and Isaiah Thomas is expected to play in this game. The home team has also won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Wizards and Celtics. In a contest that means so much to clinching the second seed in the East, I'll give the edge to Boston on its home court.

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