Boston at Washington – Tuesday NBA Pick
The Boston Celtics go for the season-series 2-2 tie this Tuesday night against the Washington Wizards. Game time from Capital One Arena is set for 8 p.m. as part of a TNT doubleheader of betting action at BetAnySports.
Boston at Washington Game Preview
Boston lost two of its first three games against Washington straight-up, but it has a 2-1 edge against the spread. With the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs locked up, it comes into this game with a SU 1-3 record in its last four games following Sunday’s 112-106 loss to Atlanta as a 9.5-point home favorite. The total has gone OVER in four of the Celtics’ last five games.
Rest and team health is the only motivation for Boston over its last two regular season games, so it is hard to know which players will sit or play on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 19 points in Sunday’s loss and Greg Monroe added 17 points off the bench. The Celtics remain in the bottom third of the league in points scored (104.0), but they jump to third in the NBA in points allowed (100.3).
The Wizards hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the East at 42-38. They have dropped their last four games SU as part of a 2-8 slide over their last 10 games. After failing to cover as heavy 10.5-point home favorites in Friday’s 103-97 loss to Atlanta, they are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 2-3 (SU and ATS) in their last five home games. The total stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ 210-point line in the loss to the Hawks after going OVER in four of their previous six contests.
John Wall sat out Friday’s loss after scoring 28 points the previous night in a road loss to Cleveland. His status for Tuesday remains up in the air. Bradley Beal is Washington’s top scorer with an average of 22.8 points per game and he just posted 32 points in the loss to Atlanta. The Wizards are ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 106.7 PPG and they come in at 14th in defense when it comes to points allowed (106.2).
Boston at Washington Free Game Prediction
Each team could decide that resting players is more important than wins over the final two games of the regular season starting with Tuesday night’s matchup. Betting this game leans towards a play on the OVER using BetAnySports’ total line in the absence of a strong defensive effort on either end of the court.