The Celtics are currently on a four-game winning streak and are favored by 10.5 points over the Wizards. The total over/under line is set at 231.5.

This Eastern Conference matchup will tip-off at 6:00 ET and can be seen on NBCS. The Celtics are 52-14 and have a 1st place ranking in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 11-56 and have lost three straight games.


The Pick: Washington Wizards +10.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-108 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 14 threes.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Celtics?

Today, the Celtics are favored by 10.5 points against the Wizards. This season, Boston has been favored in 63 of their 66 games and has gone 50-13 straight-up as the favorite. In those games, they have an average scoring margin of +11.7 points per game.

Boston’s ATS record for the season is 33-30, and they have covered the spread in their last four games. On the road, they are 15-16 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +7.0 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Suns by a score of 127-112. The O/U line for that game was 227.5 points, and the teams combined for 239 points. Boston was favored by 5.5 points going into the game.

This win improved the Celtics’ overall record to 52-14, which is the best in the Eastern Conference. In their last 10 games, they are 8-2 and have won four straight games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Celtics are 33-7 and 19-7 against the West.

This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 31-34-1, and their games have averaged a combined 230.5 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5 points.

Heading into their matchup with the Washington Wizards, the Celtics are one of the most potent offenses in the NBA. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in scoring at 120.9 points per game. In terms of their scoring splits, the Celtics are averaging 123.5 points per game at home compared to 118.2 on the road.

When it comes to their three-point shooting, the Celtics are the top three-point shooting team in the NBA, averaging 16.4 made threes per game. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 72.7% of their games. They are also on a three-game streak of outscoring their own scoring average. In terms of pace, Boston is 18th in the NBA at 97.7 possessions per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Celtics’ defense is giving up an average of 109.7 points per contest. Boston struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Suns, giving up 6. For the game, Phoenix scored 112 points in the game.

Can Washington Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Washington is looking to snap a three-game losing streak today after falling to the Bulls by a score of 127-98. The Wizards were 9.5-point underdogs in that game and have now lost three straight ATS. The O/U line for the game was 224 points.

This season, Washington has an O/U record of 33-34 and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is set at 231.5, which is lower than the average of 239.2 points per game in their other games.

The Wizards are 11-56 on the season, which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. In the East, they are 8-34 and 4-11 against other teams in the Southeast Division. At home, Washington is 9-20 ATS and has an average scoring differential of -10.0 points per game.

As underdogs, the Wizards are 10-52 straight-up and 29-32 ATS. On average, they have been 10.4 points per game worse than the spread as underdogs. In non-conference games, Washington is 3-22 and 7-30 on the road.

Heading into their matchup with the Celtics, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 16th in the league at 114 points per game.

When playing at home, Washington is averaging 113.6 points per game compared to 114.3 on the road. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.3% of their games.

One area where the Wizards have struggled this season is at the free-throw line. They are 27th in the league in both free throws made and attempted per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league at 47%.

Facing Boston, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.9 points allowed per game (30th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.5% from downtown.