Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 10/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+2)
The Boston Celtics (2-3) are headed to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they will take on the Washington Wizards (4-1). Boston opens this game as 2-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and took a loss by a score of 116-107 in their last contest. Boston ended the contest with a 43.5% field goal percentage (37 of 85) and buried 10 of their 29 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Celtics converted 23 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 82.1%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 37 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists in this contest while forcing 7 turnovers and getting 9 steals. When it comes to the defense, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 51.2% from the field on 43 out of 84 shooting. Washington distributed 47 dimes and had 18 steals for this game. In addition, Washington pulled down 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Washington finished the contest at 72.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of 29 tries. They also knocked down 9 of their 25 attempts from 3-point range.
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Al Horford is someone who was a contributor for the game. He had 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes played and grabbed 11 rebounds. Horford ended up going 58.3% from the field and distributed 4 assists.
Boston heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the campaign. The Celtics are connecting on 35.0% on 3-point shots (76 of 217) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. They average 114.2 points per contest (6th in the NBA) while shooting 43.5% from the field. They are turning it over 16.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Boston is snagging 46.2 boards per game and has accounted for 126 dimes this season, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics are forcing their opponents into 16.2 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 38.1% from beyond the arc while they are 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (119.0). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.8% (214 of 467) and they surrender 50.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 15th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 113 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Wizards went home victorious with a score of 122-111 against the Hawks. The Wizards were able to snag 37 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 51 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Hawks were called for 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 81.0%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington made 13 of 34 attempts (38.2%). Overall, the Wizards ended up shooting 46 out of 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.5%. The Wizards permitted the Hawks to make 48 out of 88 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.5% in the matchup. They finished 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 of 21 and ended up going 9 of 14 from the free throw line (64.3%). In regard to team rebounding, Washington allowed Atlanta to pull down 37 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Montrezl Harrell ended up being a factor for the Wizards in this game. He knocked down 10 of 16 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 13 rebounds. Harrell accumulated 25 points in his 34 mins on the court and accumulated 5 assists in this contest.
Washington has a mark of 4-1 on the year. The Wizards are responsible for committing 18.2 personal fouls every game and they go 80.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.8 times per contest (26th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per contest. Washington has totaled 561 pts for the campaign (112.2 per contest) and they average 48.0 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which is 14th in basketball. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 14th in basketball in PPG allowed with 107.8. They have forced 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (18th in basketball). The Washington defense allows 31.4% on shots from 3-point land (48 of 153) and their opposition makes 76.2% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 21.8 assists and 46.0 rebounds every game, which is 9th and 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+2)
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