Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards - 2/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Washington Wizards (6-17) vs Boston Celtics (13-12)
Game Info: Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +5.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards square off Sunday night in NBA basketball action at the Capital One Arena.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3.5 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.8 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 overall. The Celtics are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
The Boston Celtics beat the Wizards last month by nine points and they win by an average of 6.5 points in the favorite role. The Washington Wizards are a team I've faded a lot this season because a lack of defense, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 17 points while shooting just 40 percent from the field. Early games are always weird and can be tricky. I'm still fading the Wizards. I'll lay the chalk with the Celtics.