Celtics & Wizards to Deliver Sportsbook ShowdownPosted by: Charlie Smith
While most people who bet on basketball games online are currently enamored by all the thrilling action that March Madness is supplying, since the start of the NBA postseason is rapidly approaching, the National Basketball Association is once again demanding the attention of bettors and sportsbooks alike.
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The NBA playoffs officially commence on Saturday, April 15, which means we are just under a month from the start of the best part of the NBA season. The playoffs is where the real competition lies and since it’s so close to beginning, teams know there’s only so many opportunities left to cement their spot in the postseason. Likewise, players know there’s only so much time left to gather the most crucial NBA betting information in order to make this year’s postseason as auspicious as possible.
2017’s NBA Playoff Picture
The way the NBA standings currently measure doesn’t deviate too far from what we expected at the start of the season. In fact, it’s pretty much exactly what we expected.
The East is being led by none other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who, despite early 2017 struggles, are well on their way to trying to win back-to-back titles. The Celtics are just two games behind the Cavs, and the Wizards are two games behind the Celtics.
The West offers sportsbook players a similar outlook. The Warriors currently lead the conference, the Spurs are two-games behind Golden State, but the Rockets are 5-games behind San Antonio.
While neither of those teams is in danger of losing their playoff berth Monday evening, the Wizards do have an opportunity to try and usurp Boston in the East.
Celtics vs. Wizards – Monday, March 20
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston
TV: CSNHD, CSN, NBATV CANADA
NBA Betting Information & Line:
Boston Celtics (Odds Not Yet Posted)
Washington Wizards (Odds Not Yet Posted)
The Boston Celtics have fought their way to a 44-26 record this season and are well on their way to qualifying for the postseason for the third consecutive year. The Celtics have gone 3-2 in their last 5 games and will be coming off their most recent loss to the 76ers. This contest will mark the 4th and final time these two have met this season. Washington has come out on top 2 out of three times this season.
The Wizards are right on the heels of the Celtics due to Washington’s 42-27 record. However, Washington hasn’t been enjoying the same kind of success Boston has been as of late; the Wizards have gone 1-3 in their last 4 games. The Wizards are coming off a season in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs but luckily enough the franchise will not let that streak extend to two years.