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Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 11/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Wednesday November 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
TD Garden
Boston, MA
The Line
BOS -9 O/U 228
TV Channel
NBSB
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The Washington Wizards are set to visit TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts for an Eastern Conference clash against the Boston Celtics. The Washington Wizards come into this matchup with a 2-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-100. Leading the way for the Washington Wizards was center Thomas Bryant as he recorded 23 points and 8 rebounds. Rookie forward Rui Hachimura had a productive game for the Wizards as he contributed 21 points and 7 rebounds.

The Washington Wizards had a good shooting game against the Cleveland Cavaliers as they connected on 45 of their 96 field goal attempts (46.9%), but they were significantly worse from behind the three-point line (22.6%). The Washington Wizards lost the turnover battle against the Cleveland Cavaliers (19-13), but they edged out the Cavaliers in the rebounding department (54-53).

The Boston Celtics come into this matchup with an 8-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Dallas Mavericks, 116-106. Leading the way for the Boston Celtics was all-star PG Kemba Walker as he recorded 29 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Joining Walker in the backcourt was SG Jaylen Brown who had a productive outing for the Celtics with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

The Boston Celtics had a good shooting game against the Dallas Mavericks as they connected on 41 of their 86 field goal attempts (47.7%), and they were solid from behind the three-point line (42.9%). The Boston Celtics lost the turnover battle against the Dallas Mavericks (9-8), and they were edged out by the Mavericks in the rebounding department (57-53).

The Boston Celtics have not lost a game since the season opener, and they should have no problem extending their win streak to 9 games as they will face a bad Washington team. Washington has struggled to keep their opponents off the scoreboard this season as they are allowing an average of 117.5 PPG, and that is problematic against a team that has a handful of scorers. The Celtics will look to play through Kemba Walker, but Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have also been big parts of the scoring this season. Boston is one of the best teams in the NBA on the defensive side of the court, and they will have no problem shutting down one of the worst lineups in basketball.

Pick:
Boston Celtics -9
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