The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics are set to square off on Friday in NBA action. The Wizards are 9-41 on the season, which is the second worst record in the Eastern Conference. Washington has lost four straight games, and 8 out of their last 10 overall. The Wizards are coming off a home loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.
The Boston Celtics are at home, and looking to win their third straight game overall. The Celtics are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Boston on the season is 39-12, and hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston is coming off an 8 point win at home over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Boston Celtics are massive favorites in this game. The Celtics are -17.5 at home.
Horrid Season for Washington
The Washington Wizards continue to struggle big time this season. In their recent loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers; their starting guard Jordan Poole did not score in the game. He was 0/5 from the field in 24 minutes. Kyle Kuzma led the team with 23 points, while Corey Kispert came off the bench for 23.
On the season, Kuzma leads the team with 21.9 per game. Poole is second with 15.9 per game, while Kispert is just over 11.5 per game. The Washington offense ranks 18th in the league with 114.5 points per game on the season.
Washington will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Then, they will head out on the road for the final two games before the All Star Break. The Wizards are on the road at the Mavericks on Monday and then will hit up New Orleans on Wednesday. After the break, Washington will play road games at the Nuggets and Thunder.
Boston Remains Top in League
The Celtics lost their first game of February to the Lakers on Thursday, but have bounced back with 128 points per game in their wins over the Grizzlies and Hawks. Boston is one of the top scoring teams in all of the league, with more than 120 per game.
Jayson Tatum leads the charge for Boston. The former Duke star is scoring 26.9 points per game, and ripping down 8.4 rebounds per game. Second is Jaylen Brown, with 22.2 points per game. In his first season with the Celtics, Kristaps Porzingis is at 19.9 points per game, and 6.8 rebounds.
Boston is on the road for the next two games, with games at Miami on Sunday and Brooklyn on Tuesday. The Celtics and Nets will meet up again on Wednesday to wrap up the first half. The Celtics start their post All Star Game stretch on the road at the Chicago Bulls.
Celtics Blow out Wizards
The Celtics are going to win this game. How serious they take this game is the question, but they should not have any issues at all. Washington is horrific, and probably only going to get worse as the season moves along. The Celtics win this game by 20+ points over the Wizards on Friday. When betting this game, we are going to take the Boston Celtics -17.5 over the Washington Wizards.
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