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Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

February 9, 2024



The Washington Wizards will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 PM ET on Friday and will air on NBC Boston.

Washington has been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game with a record of 9-41 which gives them the 2nd worst record in the Eastern Conference and the NBA and are on a four-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 106-114 loss at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards have been one of the worst teams defensively this season as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game in the league with an average of 123.84 points allowed per game while also being a below-average team offensively as they are averaging 114.52 points per game which is below the league average of 115.61 points per game. Kyle Kuzma leads the team in scoring with an average of 21.9 points per game. The Washington Wizards will look to end their four-game losing streak when they travel to face the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA this season and enter this game with the best record in the league at 39-12 and are on a two-game winning streak following Wednesday’s 125-117 win at home against the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics have been one of the top teams offensively and defensively in the NBA this season as they are averaging the 5th most points per game with an average of 120.39 points per game while allowing the 6th fewest points per game with an average of 110.78 points allowed per game. 

Jayson Tatum has played a pivotal role in the success the Celtics have had this season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they host the Washington Wizards on Friday.

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as 16.5-point favorites at home against the Washington Wizards on Friday. Boston has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Celtics have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Washington Wizards are 23-26-1 ATS overall, 15-9-1 ATS on the road, and 22-23-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Boston Celtics are 24-25-2 ATS overall, 14-13 ATS at home, and 23-24-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Washington has the 2nd worst record in the NBA while Boston has the best record. Boston has been the dominant team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests while having covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Boston Celtics when they host the Washington Wizards on Friday. 

Spooky Express Pick: Boston Celtics -16