Celtics vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 3/17/24

Washington Wizards (11-55) vs Boston Celtics (52-14)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +10.5 -- Over/Under: 235 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Boston Celtics and 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 Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics recently beat the Suns, Trail Blazers and Jazz. The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27 points and 8.3 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.1 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.

Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards are coming off losses to the Grizzlies, Rockets, and Bulls. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 123.9 points on 50.1 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Jordan Poole is averaging 16.5 points and 3.8 assists. Deni Avdija is the third double-digit scorer, and Marvin Bagley III is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Wizards will meet the Rockets, Kings, and Raptors after this one.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (123.9).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for rebounds per game this season (40.6).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.2).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for rebounds per game this season (46.9).

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards prediction

The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back and just got their boots smoked by the Bulls. The Boston Celtics are well rested and have a history this season of taking teams behind the woodshed. The Celtics have won 6 of the last 7 meetings against the Wizards, and there's no reason this game should be different. The Wizards have lost 8 of their last 10 games, and 7 of those losses were decided by 10 or more points. This should get ugly. Give me the Celtics in a dominant road victory.

Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -10.5

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