The NBA is set up with another great night of basketball on October 27. Ten games are up on the board throughout Wednesday. One of these matchups will be between the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics. These two teams will look for a big win as they meet up in this matchup. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time.
Washington has earned a record of 2-1 to open up this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Western Conference. The Wizards are coming off a loss in their last outing against the Brooklyn Nets. Washington will look to build on last season’s strong finish with another big win on Wednesday night.
The Celtics have put up a record of 2-2 throughout this season, which has them in ninth place of the Western Conference. Boston is coming off back to back wins and will look to build on it entering play on Wednesday. The Celtics had another rough finish to the season with a first round exit a season ago. Boston will look to get above .500 with a home win in this one.
These two teams been solid to open up this season, but will look for a pivotal win on Wednesday night. Both teams have grabbed two wins early and will look for their third. Boston will look to get above .500 for the first time at home. If either team can shoot well early, it could be enough for the win.
The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:
|Washington Wizards||+4 ½ (-110)||+160||Over 226 ½ (-110)|
|Boston Celtics||-4 ½ (-110)||-180||Under 226 ½ (-110)|
|Team Data||Washington Wizards||Boston Celtics|
|Away/ Home Record||1-1||0-1|
|PPG Away/ Home||94.0||83.0|
|PAPG Away/ Home||93.5||115|
- 81-70-3 ATS in last 154 games
- 63-91 SU in last 154 games
- 59-52 ATS in last 111 games as an underdog
- 39-33 ATS in last 72 games on the road
- 22-15 ATS in last 37 games against Atlantic division
- 8-8 ATS in last 16 games after allowing 105 points
- 25-23 ATS in last 48 games after a loss by 10 or more points
- 14-6 ATS in last 20 games after scoring less than 100 points
- 87-79-5 ATS in last 171 games
- 98-73 SU in last 171 games
- 56-57-4 ATS in last 117 games as a favorite
- 36-35-1 ATS in last 72 games at home
- 20-18 ATS in last 38 games against Southeast division
- 24-29 ATS in last 53 games after winning by 10 or more
- 7-6 ATS in last 13 games after scoring 130 or more points
These two teams met up four times throughout last season. Boston was able to dominate the season series, going 3-1 against the Wizards on the season. Washington has stepped up early in this season though and will look to keep it going. The Celtics will look to continue to have the Wizards number with a big win in this one though.
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Field Goal Shooting
The Wizards have not been great shooting the ball from the field this season. Washington has made 43.7 percent of their shots from the field, which is 21st in the league. The Wizards have been shooting 31.7 percent of their shots from deep, which is 23rd in the NBA. Washington has also drained 83.1 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 4th in the league.
Boston has been solid shooting the ball on the season. The Celtics have shot 43.5 percent from the field, which is 22nd in the NBA. Boston has made 35.1 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 13th in the league. The Celtics have also sunk 78.5 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 11th in the NBA.
These two teams have been solid shooting the ball early in this season and will look to gain the edge in this matchup. Washington has been the better team from the field and charity stripe, but the Celtics have the edge deep. The Wizards will look to keep up their strong defense against Boston in this one.
Bradley Beal has been strong to open up this season with Washington. Beal is averaging 21 points per game, while Spencer Dinwiddie has averaged 19 points and 7 assists per game. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, while Kyle Kuzma has averaged 14.3 points and 13 rebounds per game to round out the lineup.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have both been strong to open up this season. Brown has averaged 28.3 points, while Tatum is averaging 27.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Dennis Schroder has averaged 14.3 points per game. Al Horford is averaging 14 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Jabari Parker has averaged 13 points and Grant Williams is averaging 11.8 points per game to round out this lineup.
These two teams have seen a nice spread of scoring early this season. The Celtics switched up a lot on offense in the offseason and will look for these moves to pay off early in the season. If Boston can get their shots to fall early in this one, I think they can bounce back with a big win on Wednesday night.
Boston is at home against a Wizards team that has surprised through three games. I think that the Celtics can earn a big win in this one though. Boston has the better lineup and I think they will pick up their defense in this one. The Celtics were strong against Washington last season and I think they can open this season with a win.
BetOnline has Boston listed as a -4 ½ against the spread in this matchup. This gives the Celtics a solid edge at home in this one. I agree with this line as Boston has the better team overall. I think that the Celtics can win their third in a row as they try to get above .500 on the season. As slight favorites, I like the value on Boston in this one.