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NBA Playoffs Game 7: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics – May 15, 2017

Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics

NBA Basketball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: TD Garden from Boston, Massachusetts
  • Date & Time: May 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Point Spread: Boston -4.5
  • Total: O/U 210.5
  • Quick Pick: Washington Wizards +4.5 for 3 Units

Game 7 of an exciting Eastern Conference Semifinals will take place on Monday Night between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. This series is tied at 3 games apiece, with the Washington Wizards winning Game 6 on a last second 3 pointer by John Wall.

Wizards Look For First Win In Series On The Road

The Washington Wizards are 56-38 SU and 47-46-1 ATS. They will be in hostile territory where they have not won SU or ATS all year long including the regular season. The Wizards have played 58 out of their 94 games played over the posted total.

Washington Wizards PG John Wall was the hero of Game 6, launching up a bomb from beyond three point land, but he started out the game awful. Wall missed his first 9 out of 10 shots from the floor. Wall finished his night going 9 for 25 and posting 26 points. Wall didn’t start well but Bradley Beal picked up the slack posting a 15 for 25 night shooting for 33 points.

The Wizards have the 5th best offense in the NBA. They are led by the tandem duo of Wall and Beal and let us not forget the rebounding of Marcin Gortat, who is averaging 10.4 rebounds per game.

Celtics Back Home In Front Of Home Crowd

Boston Celtics are 60-34 SU and 48-44-2 ATS. They are 34-13 at home this year and played 46 of their 94 games over the posted total. In the 5 games this year in Boston against the Wizards, the Celtics are 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS! They have not lost a single game SU or ATS in this series and will have a bias crowd on their feet with every shot on Monday.

The Celtics have the 7th best offense in the NBA. The Celtics are led by Point Guard Isaiah Thomas, who is averaging 28.9 points per game. Thomas netted 27 points in game 6, shooting 8 for 24 from the floor and going 5-13 from beyond the three-point line. Thomas got some backup in game 6 from Avery Bradley, who has been absolutely smoking hot since his return from a short stint on the sidelines for injury. In game 6, Bradley put up 27 points on a 10-18 night shooting. Bradley was 3-6 from the 3 point line and a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line.

Wizards Pull It Out, Win On Road

The entire world is jumping on the fact that the road team has not won in this series all year, including regular season and postseason. All though I usually play the trends, this time, I will reflect the info and play the Wizards. The Celtics looked broken the last 2 games in Washington and in Game 6, if Wall would have had a better start to the game, this game wouldn’t have been as close.

I think Washington is the better team here, I think they win the game outright and I look for them going on to playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Pick: Washington Wizards +4.5 for 3 Units