Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards - 1/6/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -4.5
Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (11-24, 4th in the Southeast Division) play the Boston Celtics (25-8, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Capital One Arena on Monday, January 6, 2020. Washington opens this matchup as 4.5 point dogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Celtics are covering 64.5% of the time, having gone 20-11-2 ATS. Washington is covering 50.0% of the time, going 17-17-1 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/04/20 SG Jaylen Brown Shoulder left last game, is questionable Monday vs Washington
01/04/20 PG Kemba Walker Illness is questionable Monday vs Washington
01/03/20 C Robert Williams III Hip is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/27/19 C Thomas Bryant Foot is out indefinitely
12/23/19 PF Davis Bertans Quad is out indefinitely
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
01/04/20 SG Bradley Beal Leg is questionable Monday vs Boston
Jayson Tatum averages 21.3 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marcus Smart comes into this game averaging 11.3 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Ish Smith averages 11.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal scores 27.8 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 103.7 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Boston averages 111.4 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 120.9 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest. Washington is 4th in the NBA with 116.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.0. The Wizards are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Celtics are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Boston is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Wizards are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 117, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 30th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +4.5 and over 220 total points
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