Celtics vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats and Best Bets – Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Washington Wizards (15-66) are underdogs (+9.5) as they attempt to break a five-game losing streak when they visit the Boston Celtics (63-18) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at TD Garden. The game airs on NBCS. The matchup has a point total of 228.

Celtics vs. Wizards Odds

  • Celtics odds to win: -395
  • Wizards odds to win: +310
  • Spread: Celtics (-9.5)
  • Total: 228
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    Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBCS
  • Who Will Win Celtics vs. Wizards?

    Celtics and Wizards Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    In games they have played as at least 9.5-point favorites this season, the Celtics are 18-13-1 against the spread.

    When they have played as at least 9.5-point underdogs this season, the Wizards are 21-18-1 against the spread.

    The Celtics and the Wizards combine to average 6.0 more points per game than the total of 228 set for this matchup.

    Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.0 more points per game, 232, than this matchup’s over/under of 228 points.

    The Celtics’ average total in matchups this season has been 229.5, 1.5 points higher than the over/under in this particular game.

    The average total for Washington’s games this year is 8.6 more points than the point total of 228 for this outing.

    So far this season, Boston has put together a 42-36-3 record against the spread.

    The Wizards’ ATS record is 36-43-2 this season.

    Celtics Stats & Insights

    The Celtics average 120.4 points per game (second in the league) while allowing 109.1 per contest (fifth in the NBA). They have a +920 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 11.3 points per game.

    The Celtics come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 2.9 boards. They are recording 46.3 rebounds per game (second in the league) compared to their opponents’ 43.4 per contest.

    Boston connects on 3.6 more threes per game than the opposition, 16.5 (first in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.9.

    The Celtics average 124.0 points per 100 possessions on offense (first in the league), and allow 112.3 points per 100 possessions (second in the NBA).

    The Celtics’ offense has been much better in home games (122.9 PPG) compared to their play on the road (118.0 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better in home games (107.6 PPG allowed) compared to away games (110.5 PPG allowed).

    Wizards Stats & Insights

    The Wizards’ -752 scoring differential (being outscored by 9.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 113.6 points per game (17th in NBA) while allowing 122.9 per outing (30th in league).

    Washington is 29th in the NBA at 41.1 rebounds per game. That’s 7.9 fewer than the 49.0 its opponents average.

    The Wizards make 12.4 three-pointers per game (19th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.2. They shoot 34.8% from deep, and their opponents shoot 36.0%.

    The Wizards’ 111.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 25th in the NBA, and the 120.2 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 28th in the league.

    At home, Washington scores 112.8 points per game. On the road, it averages 114.5.

    Celtics Key Players to Watch

    The Celtics active leader in points and assists this season is Payton Pritchard, who scores 9.2 points per game along with 3.3 assists.

    Sam Hauser’s averages this season are 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.

    Hauser leads active Celtics in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Xavier Tillman averages 1.0 steal per game, while Luke Kornet swats 0.9 shots per contest.

    Wizards Key Players to Watch

    Jordan Poole holds the top spot on the Wizards scoring and assist lists among active players, tallying 17.4 points and 4.4 assists per game.

    Deni Avdija has per-game averages of 14.8 points, 3.8 assists and 7.3 rebounds this season.

    Poole averages 2.4 made threes per game.

    Poole’s 1.1 steals and Avdija’s 0.5 blocks per game are key to the Wizards’ defensive performance.

    Celtics vs. Wizards Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Celtics (- 9.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (228)

  • Prediction:
    Celtics 130 – Wizards 103
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