[7:10 PM] Celtics @ Wizards

Who will WIN this matchup?

Boston Celtics (3-3)

@ Washington Wizards (1-5)


Current odds:

Boston Celtics: (+100)

Washington Wizards: (-120)


ESPN simulations have Washington as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Boston to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Washington by 1 point.

The Boston Celtics were questioning everything about their team after getting crushed at home by the Denver Nuggets on Sunday and hope a couple days of practice provided some answers. The Celtics will try to put out a better effort when they visit the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

Boston, which was one of the better defensive teams in the league while allowing opponents to shoot 44.1 percent last season, allowed a total of 251 points in back-to-back losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Nuggets. Coach Brad Stevens hinted that changes to the lineup and substitution patterns could be in order after accusing his team of playing like a “finesse” team on the defensive end in Sunday’s loss.

Washington was in the bottom third of the league in defensive field goal percentage (46.2) last season and surrendered at least 112 points in four of its six games this season. The Wizards held consecutive opponents under 93 points before letting up again on that end on Monday, when the Rockets shot 51.9 percent from the field and drained 17-of-37 3-pointers. John Wall, who sat out Saturday’s loss at Orlando to rest his surgically repaired knees, committed six turnovers and was ejected with 33.3 seconds left for bumping a referee and using vulgar language.

Wizards F Markieff Morris is 15-of-50 from the field in the last four games.

Celtics C Al Horford is not progressing in the concussion protocol and is unlikely to play Wednesday.

Boston took all four meetings last season by an average of 20 points.


StreakSmarts Pick: Boston Celtics

Confidence: 5/10

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