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Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3-17-24 Picks

Boston Celtics (52-14) vs. Washington Wizards (11-55)
March 17, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Wizards +17; Over/Under: +235
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The Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 15 of their last 17 games overall and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after blowing past the Suns in a 127-112 home win on Thursday. Jaylen Brown led the team with 37 points on 14 of 23 shooting, Jayson Tatum added 26 points with five assists while Al Horford chipped in with 24 points on eight of 14 shooting. As a team, the Celtics shot 52 percent from the field and a sizzling 25 of 50 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 35 points in the first quarter to jump out in front right away, before they exploded for 37 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 20 points and put the game to bed early.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 19 of their last 21 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game skid after getting run over by the Bulls in an ugly 127-98 road defeat last night. Corey Kispert led the team with 16 points, Bilal Coulibaly scored 15 points while Jordan Poole chipped in with 13 points and eight assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 42 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace right from the start, scoring just 19 points in the first quarter to fall behind by double digits right away and things only got worse as the game wore on with the Wizards getting outscored in every single quarter to suffer another blowout defeat. The Wizards will meet the Rockets, Kings, and Raptors after this one.

Washington Wizards Team Facts

  • The Wizards have lost each of their last 16 night games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Wizards have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Each of the Wizards’ last seven home games on the second leg of a back-to-back have gone UNDER the total points line.

Boston Celtics Team Facts

  • The Celtics have won each of their last 21 road games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Celtics have covered the spread in nine of their last 10 games following a win.
  • Eight of the Celtics’ last nine games against the Wizards following a home win have gone OVER the total points line.

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards prediction

The Celtics are still missing Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick White with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both listed as questionable, while the Wizards are still without Deni Avdija, Tyus Jones and Landry Shamet to name a few. Both teams are going to be missing some key players in this one, but the Celtics are still heavy favorites as they’re one of the hottest teams in the league, while the Wizards are ice-cold and are playing their second game of a back to back set. The line is a bit scary, but the Celtics should be well-rested for this one, and they should have little trouble getting the big win as long as they don’t look past the Wizards.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Boston -17

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