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Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2021 Odds Picks and Previews

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Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1-8-2021 Odds Picks and Previews

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2021 – The Washington Wizards continue to struggle even when Bradley Beal came out with 60 points during their last match. The team failed to get into a winning streak and hopes to get back on their winning rhythm when they face the Boston Celtics on the road. The game will be held inside the TD Garden located in Boston, Massachusetts this coming Friday, January 8 at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV will be putting the game on television and will share the broadcast to NBA League Pass subscribers. The Boston Celtics are going to put their three-game winning streak on the line and NBA Lines see that they carry the advantage in this game against the Washington Wizards.

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2021

When: Friday, January 8, 7:30 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Washington Wizards +5.5 (-110) 234.5 o (-110) +185
Boston Celtics -5.5 (-110) 234.5 u (-110) -225
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Washington Wizards Betting

The Washington Wizards lost their last match against the Philadelphia 76ers by five points in a high-scoring affair, 136-141. Bradley Beal had a career night in scoring with 60 points as he shot 20-of-35 from the field. He also had seven rebounds, five assists, and seven three-pointers. Russell Westbrook had his numbers with 20 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds but he is not expected to play in this game. Much is now expected from young stalwarts Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija to carry some of the load left by Westbrook. Thomas Bryant should get more rebounds and Davis Bertans should get more shots.

Players to watch: B. Beal SG 7 GP 7 GS 35.4 MIN 30.6 PTS 1.3 OR 3.7 DR 5 REB 4.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.7 BLK 3.3 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 23.27 PER

R. Westbrook PG 5 GP 5 GS 37.4 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.4 OR 9.8 DR 11.2 REB 11.8 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 4.8 TO 3 PF 2.5 AST/TO 15.37 PER

T. Bryant C 7 GP 7 GS 29.4 MIN 17.9 PTS 2 OR 4.7 DR 6.7 REB 1.7 AST 0.4 STL 1 BLK 1.6 TO 3.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 21.32 PER.

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics managed to pull a three-game winning streak heading to this match against the Washington Wizards. They manage to prevail over the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and the latest was against the reigning NBA Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat by two points, 107-105. Jayson Tatum had 27 points, five rebounds, four assists, and five three-pointers while Jaylen Brown did 21 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two blocks. Daniel Theis had 13 points but this team will have some key players out of the game because of quarantine.

Players to Watch: J. Brown SG 8 GP 8 GS 34 MIN 26.9 PTS 1 OR 3.6 DR 4.6 REB 3.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 2.8 PF 1.1 AST/TO 25.66 PER

J. Tatum PF 8 GP 8 GS 34.3 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.4 OR 7.3 DR 7.6 REB 4 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 2.3 TO 1.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 24.06 PER

M. Smart PG 7 GP 7 GS 33.1 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.7 OR 1.6 DR 2.3 REB 6.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.9 BLK 1.9 TO 2 PF 3.6 AST/TO 15.85 PER.

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 1/8/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Washington Wizards

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games.
Washington is 3-13 SU in their last 16 games.
Washington is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.
Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Washington is 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games this season.
Washington is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Boston Celtics

Boston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 13 games.
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games against Washington.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games at home.
Boston is 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games when playing at home against Washington.
Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Boston is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in January.

Injuries

Washington Wizards

Russell Westbrook PG Finger injured last game, is “?” Friday vs Boston

Boston Celtics

Jeff Teague PG Ankle is “?” Friday vs Washington
Tristan Thompson C Quarantine is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker PG Knee is out indefinitely
Robert Williams PF Quarantine is out indefinitely
Carsen Edwards PG Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
Grant Williams PF Quarantine is out indefinitely
Romeo Langford SG Wrist is OUT Friday vs Washington
Javonte Green PG Quarantine is upgraded to available Friday vs Washington

Head-to-Head
Washington Wizards Boston Celtics
4-4-0 Against the Spread 5-4-0
6-2-0 Straight Up 5-4-0
121 Points per Game 113
123 Points Allowed per Game 112
47.81 Offensive FG% 48.06
74.21 Offensive FT% 75.28
38.49 Offensive 3PT% 39.43
49.71 Defensive FG% 46.84
79.08 Defensive FT% 78.97
40.32 Defensive 3PT% 36.79

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

The Washington Wizards without Russell Westbrook is just hard to imagine winning over the Boston Celtics. Top Sporstbook has the Celtics winning by a fair margin but it may go wide since their key rotation players are intact.

Moneyline: The Wizards carry an ML of +185 for this game and while the Celtics are given a -225.

ATS: It is 5.5 points across the spread between both teams. Wizards have the +5.5 while the Celtics are -5.5.

TOTALs: The total handed to this game is 234.5 with the Celtics the team under and the Wizards should go over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 103 Celtics