NBA Betting Predictions: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards
Two teams looking for their first wins of the season play tonight when the Washington Wizards make their home debut against the Boston Celtics. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Celtics as -6 point favorites in this match up.
The Boston Celtics are off to and 0-2 start thus far. Dropping their first game to the Miami Heat, and losing their home opener 99-88 to the Milwaukee Bucks. Turning the ball over 19 times and not able to stop the three pointers from raining down the Celtics did not look good. Most notably Paul Pierce who shot 3-11 and ended up with only 11 points on the night. This team’s success will often ride on how well Pierce performs.
Against the Bucks Rajon Rondo put up a double-double with 11 assists and 14 points shooting 6-12 on the night. Kevin Garnett had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and blocked two shots. The bench had two double digit scorers with Jeff Green shooting 5-9 ending with 11 points, and Jason Terry going 4-6 from the floor and hitting both his three point attempts.
The Washington Wizards could not capitalize on the Cleveland Cavaliers 25 turnovers in their debut as they shot 35% from the floor and hit only 8 of a ridiculous 32 three-point attempts. With guard John Wall inactive the Wizards just had nothing for the Cavaliers. Their best scorer Jordan Crawford with 11 points from a awful 4-13 shooting.
Emeka Okafor had the only resemblance of a decent performance against the Cavs with 7 rebounds and 10 points going 4 – 10 from the field, and four blocked shots. Trevor Booker had the worst night of all going just 2-9, missing his only three-point shot, and losing the ball for 4 total turnovers.
The Boston Celtics losing their first two games need a big win in a big way. They will look to make an example of the weak Washington Wizards a game they should win by double digits. Look for the Celtics to cover the -6 point spread against Washington on the road.
The Wizards just do not have any big time scorers that can keep up with the likes of some hungry Celtic stars looking for a big performance. For example, Paul Pierce coming off such a bad performance against the Bucks will probably have a big game tonight.
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