Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Prediction NBA Picks 4/14/24

Boston Celtics (63-18) vs Washington Wizards (15-66)

Game Info: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Celtics -9.5 --- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Wizards vs Celtics prediction.

Washington Wizards

The Washington Wizards have been in a terrible slump as they've lost eight of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a five-game slide after falling just short to the Bulls in a 129-127 loss on Friday. Deni Avdija led the team with 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Corey Kispert added 23 points with seven rebounds and six assists while Patrick Baldwin Jr chipped in with 18 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 52 percent from the field and 18 of 43 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 40 points in the first quarter to take and early 16-point lead, but they never put away the Bulls and got outscored by 19-12 in the final 4:02 to allow the Bulls to slip away in the end.

Boston Celtics

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics have been in fine form as they've won six of their last eight games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after blowing past the lowly Hornets in a 131-98 home win on Friday. Payton Pritchard led the team with 31 points and 11 assists, Sam Hauser, Luke Kornet and Neemias Queta each scored 16 points while Jaden Springer chipped in with 11 points. As a team, the Celtics shot 51 percent from the field and 14 of 41 from the 3-point line as they dominated the first half by 69-43 and never looked in trouble despite resting their entire starting lineup.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for point differential per game this season (+11.4).
  • The Celtics rank 1st in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (3.7).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (122.9).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (49.0).

Wizards vs Celtics prediction

The Wizards are still missing Marvin Bagley, and they have Jordan Poole and Richaun Holmes listed as questionable, while the Celtics are still going to rest their entire starting lineup. The Wizards have been banged up by injuries lately, and they are clearly the team in worse form. The Wizards were more than competitive in their loss to the Bulls, and they might be able to pull off the upset here. The Celtics are clearly the better team at the moment, and I think they can get the job done even without their starters playing in this one.

Peter’s Pick Boston -9.5

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