Celtics vs. Wizards NBA Betting Lines and Free Pick

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Basketball Betting Lines & Free Pick

  • The NBA betting lines have the visiting Celtics as the 8.5-point chalk over the Wizards.
  • The Wizards are trying to gain ground in the Eastern Conference and are fresh off a 128-114 win against the Denver Nuggets last weekend.

Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

The Wizards have an uphill struggle in trying to defend their home court against the Boston Celtics tonight. Though Washington pulled off a shocking victory over the Nuggets last weekend, they might still be without their best player Bradley Beal, who is still nursing an injury. Will the Wizards pull off another upset or bust out? Keep reading to get the free pick!

  • When: January 06, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena
  • NBA Betting Lines: Celtics -8.5
  • Over/Under: 226.5
  • Moneyline: Celtics -400 vs. Wizards +315

Betting on the Celtics?

The Celtics are on a three-game win streak that’s seen them defeat the Bulls, Hawks, and Hornets. The fact is, Boston is one of the best teams in the league at the moment despite the bulk of attention not being paid to them.

But, what matters for this game is the fact the Celtics are facing one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. Opposing teams are averaging 120.9 points per game against the Wizards, so Boston will be like kids in a candy store picking up free buckets.

Even while star Kemba Walker won’t play tonight, the trio of Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Gordon Hayward should be able to take of business. Tatum has averaged 21.3 points, seven boards, and 2.8 points per game through 33 appearances this season.

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 121.00
  • Halftime Score: 60.00
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.06%
  • Rebounds: 46.67
  • 3 Point Shots: 41/115
  • Steals: 9.00

Betting on the Wizards?

Amazingly, the Wizards picked up a win over the Nuggets last weekend. That Washington won despite the absence of their best player, Bradley Beal, might make you think they’re showing signs they’re improving.

However, the Wizards have struggled all season long, and if not for the 92 points scored off the bench, they would’ve lost against the Nuggets. Washington gets an A for their effort against Denver, but that’s about it.

It would be surprising, though, to get another performance from the bench as in the Nuggets game, but if Ish Smith, Troy Brown Jr., Anzejs Pasecnicks, and Isaac Bonga step up again, they could give the Celtics a run for their money.

Last 3 Games Record

  • Score: 113.00
  • Halftime Score: 58.33
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.04%
  • Rebounds: 49.00
  • 3 Point Shots: 35/106
  • Steals: 4.67

Betting Trends

  • Boston is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
  • Boston is 8-1 SU in their last nine games.
  • Boston is 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games against Washington.
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last nine games.
  • Washington is 5-14 SU in their last 19 games.

Insider Prediction: I don’t have any hopes for the Wizards to pull off another upset win. The Celtics won’t be caught off-guard. They’ll win and cover.

Pick: Celtics -8.5