Boston vs. Washington Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, February 9, 2024

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The Washington Wizards (9-41) hope to snap a four-game losing streak when visiting the Boston Celtics (39-12) on February 9, 2024 at TD Garden.

The Celtics enter their game against the Wizards as huge favorites. The Celtics are favored by 17 points. The over/under for the matchup is 235.

Celtics vs. Wizards Odds

Point Spread for Celtics vs. Wizards

The spread for this matchup is set at 17 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorite.

Boston vs. Washington Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Boston has -2100 odds to win the game, while Washington is listed at +1100 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 235 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: NBCS

Celtics vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Celtics have registered a 24-25-2 record against the spread this season. Boston has entered the game as favorites 49 times this season and won 38, or 77.6%, of those games. This season, 25 of the Celtics’ games have gone over the point total out of 50 chances.

The Wizards have covered the spread 23 times over 50 games with a set spread. Washington has come away with nine wins in the 47 contests it has been listed as the underdog this season. This season, Wizards games have hit the over 23 times.

Celtics vs. Wizards Key Players to Watch

Celtics

Jayson Tatum’s numbers on the season are 26.9 points, 4.5 assists and 8.4 boards per game, shooting 47.1% from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc, with 3.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Jaylen Brown is posting 22.2 points, 3.8 assists and 5.4 boards per game. Derrick White puts up 15.8 points, 4.0 boards and 4.8 assists per contest, shooting 45.9% from the floor and 40.3% from downtown, with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game. Jrue Holiday’s numbers on the season are 13.1 points, 6.0 boards and 4.6 assists per game, shooting 46.3% from the floor and 42.3% from downtown, with 2.0 made 3-pointers per game.

Wizards

Kyle Kuzma averages 21.9 points, 6.4 boards and 4.2 assists, making 45.5% of his shots from the floor and 33.1% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 triples per game. Tyus Jones’ averages on the season are 12.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, making 49.3% of his shots from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per contest. The Wizards get 12.6 points, 6.2 boards and 3.8 assists per game from Deni Avdija. The Wizards get 15.9 points per game from Jordan Poole, plus 2.3 boards and 3.6 assists.

What you need to know about the Celtics

In terms of points, the Celtics are thriving at both ends of the court, as they rank fifth-best in the league in points scored (120.4 per game) and fifth-best in points allowed (110.8 per contest). The Celtics rank best in the NBA by averaging 47.5 rebounds per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, they rank 20th in the league (44.4 allowed per contest). This year, the Celtics rank 20th in the league in assists, putting up 26.0 per game.

Boston is averaging 121.7 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 2.7 more points than it is averaging on the road (119.0). Boston has a 37.8% three-point percentage this season (seventh-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined by making 16.3 treys per game (best). Boston ranks fifth-best in the NBA by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 34.8% to opposing teams. It ranks 17th in the league by ceding 13.2 treys per contest.

The Celtics have gone 7-3 in their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Boston has hit the over three times. The Celtics have been putting up 118.2 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 120.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 campaign. Boston’s defense has been tough as of late, as the team has given up 110.2 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 110.8 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

What you need to know about the Wizards

Offensively the Wizards are the 18th-ranked team in the NBA (114.5 points per game). Defensively they are second-worst (123.8 points conceded per game). Washington is the worst team in the league in rebounds per game (40.6) and worst in rebounds allowed (49.4). This season the Wizards are ranked ninth in the league in assists at 27.9 per game.

The Wizards are scoring fewer points at home (114.3 per game) than on the road (114.8). Beyond the arc, the Wizards are 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.9). They are fourth-worst in 3-point percentage at 34.8%. Giving up 12.6 3-pointers per game and conceding 37.4% from beyond the arc, Washington is 11th and 19th in the league, respectively, in those categories.

The Wizards are 4-6 against the spread and 2-8 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Washington has hit the over twice. Washington has performed worse offensively over its previous 10 games, generating 111.1 points per contest, 3.4 fewer points its than season average of 114.5. In their past 10 games, the Wizards are giving up 119.1 points per game, 4.7 fewer points than their season average (123.8).

Celtics vs. Wizards Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Celtics, and we project that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -17). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 235 points.

How to bet Celtics vs. Wizards

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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