Two Eastern conference clubs will collide on Wednesday night January 22nd when the Boston Celtics hit the road to play the Washington Wizards from NBA pro basketball action. The Celtics and Wizards get underway from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time on the NBA League Pass Channel. Check out the NBA pro basketball odds at Top Bet Sportsbook.
The NBA odds from this Wednesday night contest have the home side Washington Wizards the -9 point wagering favorite with the over under line set at 193 ½ points. Those who bet the Washington Wizards on the money line will lay -470 odds with the money line odds on the Boston Celtics at +370 odds.
There is no doubt that the Boston Celtics have struggled big time this season. But when you take a close look at their game log and box scores you see a team that competes night in and night out and are not blown out on many nights. You are asking a lot for a Washington Wizards team that posts a 10-10 home record this season to win by nearly double digits. The Wizards are just 7-12 ATS in their home games on the year with one push. There are issues when laying this many points with Washington. The Wizards are a poor defensive team and are poor shooting free throws. The team allows 46.2% shooting to their opponents this season ranking 25th in the league. At the free throw line Washington hits on 73% from the charity stripe which is 26th worst in the NBA. The Wizards are good hitting threes but Boston does a good job in perimeter defense. The Celtics allows just 34.8% from beyond the arc which is 8th best in the NBA. On defense the Celtics rank in the upper third of the league in three key categories. The areas defensively are scoring, field goal and three point shooting defense. You have to like the fact that Boston went on the road and covered spreads in losses by 8 at Portland, two at Golden St and by six points at the LA Clippers. In their home games the Washington Wizards are allowing 46% shooting to opponents. That is about the same number they allow in their road games on the current campaign.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Wednesday we will play on the Boston Celtics +9 points against the Washington Wizards at the sports book.