Thursday TNT NBA Betting Action Features Boston vs. WashingtonPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Washington Wizards are not necessarily the most popular NBA betting online commodity on the board, but the Wizards do have enough balance to be one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Head coach Scott Brooks has been methodical in developing a consistent team in the nation’s capital. The Boston Celtics are the top team in the Eastern Conference and one of the most public of NBA teams and head coach Brad Stevens has built a strong defensive team that has the toughness for a deep playoff run. Washington hosts Boston on Thursday night.
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards
Date and Time: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
NBA Betting Online Odds at Betnow:
Celtics +1½ (-110) 206 (-110) +103
Wizards -1½ (-110) 206 (-110) -123
Celtics vs. Wizards TV Coverage: TNT
The Washington Wizards have an NBA betting online record of 31-23 straight up and 25-29 against the spread. The Wizards are in fine form with five wins and payouts in their last six games. The over has hit in five out of their last seven games. This recent spark in quality play has catapulted Washington to the top of the Southeast Division standings. Guard Bradley Beal has developed into a quality asset for the Wizards as the team scoring leader with 23.8 points per game. Beal will be playing in his first All Star Game this year. Brooks has a balanced team that ranks ninth in the NBA for scoring offense and 13th for scoring defense.
The Boston Celtics are also in great form with six payouts in their last seven games. The Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference and third best mark in the NBA. Brad Stevens team has a current mark of 39-16 straight up and a profitable 33-20-2 against the spread. On the road Boston is living up to its classic green colors with a mark of 17-9 against the spread. An excellent defense that ranks second in the Association is what has propelled the Celtics into championship contention. Guard Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics as a five time NBA All Star and world champion on the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers. He has a team best 24.7 points per game.
Team vs. Team
The Celtics have had the head to head sportsbook betting advantage over the Wizards lately. Boston has come away with the money in six out of their last nine games against Washington. Over the total has hit in eight out of the last 11 meetings between the Celtics and Wizards. Washington has had the better of their series against Boston at Capital One Arena. On their home floor the Wizards have paid out in four out of their last five games against the Celtics. Under the total has hit in four out of the last six meetings at DC between the Celtics and Wizards.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup comes down to value with in NBA betting online. The Celtics have played their best basketball on the road while also delivering their best value. Washington has simply not delivered good betting value at home.
Celtics vs. Wizards NBA Games Betting Odds Picks
Boston is the pick based on their defense and proven road betting value.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 91, Wizards 90
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