Wizards vs. Celtics Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 28 (Washington's Playoff Hopes Keep Dwindling)
By Larry Rupp
Wizards vs. Celtics Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: Capital One Arena -- Washington D.C.
- Coverage: NBCS-DC and NBCS-BOS
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with six more games, including a battle between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. The Celtics rank second in the Eastern Conference with a 52-23 record, while the Wizards check in 11th with a 33-42 record. This one lines up as a mismatch.
Boston enters as a victor in seven of its last nine games following a 137-93 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. Meanwhile, Washington has now dropped five of its last six after a 114-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Which team will earn a victory inside Capital One Arena?
Wizards vs. Celtics Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: WAS: (+460) | BOS: (-620)
- Spread: WAS: +11.5 (-110) | BOS: -11.5 (-110)
- Total: 223.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Celtics enter this contest as heavy road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 223.5 points, which is below average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.
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Wizards vs. Celtics Betting Trends
- Washington is 17-19 straight up across 36 home games this season.
- The total has hit the under in six of Washington's last nine games.
- Boston is 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games in March.
- The total has hit the over in five of Boston's last seven away games.
Wizards vs. Celtics Prediction & Pick
Boston flexed its muscles against San Antonio despite playing without leading scorer Jayson Taum. Tatum is not listed on the injury report tonight, though. That gives a Celtics offense that already averages 118.1 points per game (No. 3 in NBA) an obvious boost.
The Wizards have a chance to make a late push for a playoff spot, but they have their work cut out for them as Kyle Kuzma and Bradley Beal are both sidelined right now. A worn-down Washington offense doesn't stand much of a chance against a Boston squad that ranks fourth in defensive efficiency.
Washington has lost six of its last eight home games, so fade the Wizards in a brutal matchup.
Final Score Prediction: Wizards: 105 | Celtics: 120
Wizards vs. Celtics Best Bet
Boston enters this game with edges across the board, but one of the more crucial ones comes from beyond the arc. The Celtics rank sixth in three-point percentage (37.8%) and second in threes made per game (16.0), while Washington ranks 18th (35.8%) and 21st (11.2) in those statistical categories, respectively.
That gives head coach Joe Mazzulla's team a clear opportunity to build a big lead. Boston is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games overall and 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Washington. On the other side, the Wizards are a dismal 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine games overall, so back the road team to cover.
Bet: Boston Celtics -11.5 (-110)
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