Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 4/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Washington Wizards (34-43) are hitting the road to TD Garden on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Boston Celtics (48-30).
The Wizards faced the Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 135-103 in their last game. Washington ended the contest with a 54.4% field goal percentage (49 out of 90) and knocked down 17 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 20 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 45 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 33 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of the defense, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 43.6% from the field on 34 out of 78 shooting. Dallas doled out 36 assists and had 14 steals for this game. Furthermore, Dallas grabbed 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Dallas ended up shooting 92.3% when shooting free throws by burying 24 of 26 attempts. They converted 11 out of their 38 attempts from long range. With respect to fouls, the Wizards walked away with 19 and the Mavericks totaled 13 fouls.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is one guy who came through for this game. He recorded 35 points on 13 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and grabbed 4 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope finished shooting 68.4% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Washington will take the court with a win-loss mark of 34-43 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Washington is collecting 43.2 boards per game and has racked up 1,921 dimes for the year, which is 13th in the league in terms of passing. The Wizards are shooting 34.2% on 3-pointers (812 of 2,375) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They average 108.7 points per outing (22nd in the league) while shooting 47.0% from the field.
On defense, the Wizards are forcing 11.9 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are giving up 35.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 16th in the league in opponents PPG (111.3). The Wizards are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.2% (3,155 of 6,836) and they surrender 44.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 7th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,788 relinquished on the year.
For their last game, the Celtics went home victorious with a score of 128-123 when they faced the Pacers. The Celtics were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this matchup. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Pacers had 16 fouls in this contest which got the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to make 26 of them for a rate of 92.9%. Regarding three-point shots, Boston made 12 of 33 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Celtics shot 45 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.2%. The Celtics permitted the Pacers to make 42 of their 81 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9% in the game. They finished 47.2% from three-point range via 17 out of 36 and finished the contest at 22 out of 23 at the charity stripe (95.7%). In the matter of rebounding, Boston permitted Indiana to snag 22 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Brown was important for the Celtics for the matchup. He converted 12 out of 18 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and earned 3 rebounds. Brown recorded 32 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and earned 7 dimes for the game.
Boston has a record of 48-30 this year. The Celtics commit 18.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.4 times per game (15th in the league) and they turn it over 13.7 times per contest. Boston has totaled 8,643 pts this year (110.8 per game) and they collect 46.1 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Celtics are shooting 46.2% from the field, which ranks them 15th in the league.
The Boston defense gives up 33.9% on 3-point attempts (925 of 2,731) and their opponents are connecting on 78.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 21.5 dimes and 43.8 boards per game, which is 1st and 12th in the league. The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 1st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 104.3. They have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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