Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 5/18/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 5/18/2021 – The Washington Wizards made a huge push for the last month of the season and that is why they earned the play-in tournament spot. They will be the lower seeded team against the 7th place Boston Celtics this Tuesday, May 18. The TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts will serve as the venue for this matchup and it will tip-off at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT will handle the television broadcast and it will also be shown through NBA League Pass via online live streaming. The Washington Wizards carry the small edge in NBA basketball betting in this game against the Boston Celtics.
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 5/18/2021
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 5/18/2021 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards came close to being one of the worst teams in the entire league and managed to pull themselves up to finish 8th place in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture with their record at 34-38. They even have a chance to go for the seventh seed and face the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA playoffs if they win this game. Russell Westbrook has been coming off from a historical NBA season while Bradley Beal finished second in the NBA scoring leaders. They will need help and Rui Hachimura has been their third best offensive option while Davis Bertans comes off the bench with starter level production.
Players to watch: D. Sabonis PF 62 GP 62 GS 36 MIN 20.3 PTS 2.4 OR 9.5 DR 12 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.4 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.64 PER
R. Westbrook PG 65 GP 65 GS 36.4 MIN 22.2 PTS 1.7 OR 9.9 DR 11.5 REB 11.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 4.8 TO 2.9 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.52 PER
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.75 PER.
Boston Celtics Betting
The Boston Celtics have been struggling the entire year and it has been a nightmare for team GM Danny Ainge. This team has been plagued the most with COVID-19 and have a lot of players serving quarantine. Aside from that, injuries kept the team from being complete. Team’s second best scorer Jaylen Brown is not expected to play anymore this season. Evan Fournier is still feeling his way to the Celtics system while Kemba Walker tries to fill in the holes. Jayson Tatum has been the team’s best player but the team’s chemistry has been struggling to keep everything together.
Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 64 GP 64 GS 35.8 MIN 26.4 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.4 REB 4.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.32 PER
J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.95 PER
K. Walker PG 43 GP 43 GS 31.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.6 DR 4 REB 4.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.72 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 5/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Washington are 15-4-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
Boston are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games.
Raul Neto PG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Boston
Tristan Thompson C Pectoral is “?” Tuesday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks
The Washington Wizards may have the talent to overcome the Boston Celtics and will be the favored team in the online sportsbook. This will be close as the Celtics are a different team when they come in the playoffs and we will very much see that with Coach Brad Stevens at the helm.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Wizards for this game is at -120 while the Celtics having home court is at +100.
ATS: The given spread between both teams is just one point with the Wizards taking -1 while the Celtics are on the other end with +1.
TOTALs: The total expected to dance on is set at 235 with the Wizards the team going over and the Celtics are under.
Score Prediction: 121 – 118, Wizards