Top Betting Pick for Game 6 of the Wizards vs. Celtics NBA Playoff Series
The Eastern Conference Semifinals will move back to the Nation’s Capital tonight for Game 6 between the Boston Celtics and Washington Nationals. The Celtics currently lead the series 3–2 and will be looking to close out the series tonight in Washington DC. That won’t be easy, especially with the trends this year of home team advantage. This year, the home team is 9–0 SU and ATS! Let’s see if that holds true tonight Washington DC.
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NBA Basketball Matchup at a Glance
Where: Verizon Center in Washington, DC
Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET
Point Spread: Washington -5
Total: O/U 216
Quick Pick: Washington Wizards vs. Boston Celtics Over 216 for 2 Units
The series started out with the Celtics winning the first two games of the series in Boston by the score of 123–111 and 129–119. The series then went to Washington DC with the Washington Wizards winning the next 2 games by the score of 116–89 and 121–102. The series then went back to Boston with the Celtics winning Game 5 by the score of 123–101. The Game 5 win caused the media to go crazy with posting the statistical info about the winner of the Game 5, after starting 2–2, winning the series 83% of the time.
Boston Looking To Close Out Semifinals With Win
The Boston Celtics are 60–33 overall this year and 26–20 on the road. They have won 7 out of 10 games SU and ATS. In the past 10 games, the Celtics have played 6 games over the posted total.
The Celtics have the 7th best offense in the NBA, averaging 108 points per game. They are led by Point Guard Isaiah Thomas. Thomas is averaging 28.9 points per game and also leads the team in assists per game with 5.9 APG. Thomas put up 18 points in Game 5, going 5–13 from the field and 2–5 from beyond the 3 points arch.
Wizards Hope Bradley Beal Shoots Better In Game 5
The Washington Wizards are 55–38 overall and an impressive 35–11 at home. In their last 10 games, the Wizards are 5–5 SU but only 4–6 ATS. 6 of the Wizards last 10 games played over the posted total.
The Wizards have the 5th best offense in the NBA, averaging 109.2 points per game. They are led by Point Guard John Wall. Wall is averaging 23.1 points per game and 10.7 assists per game. Wall is averaging 36.4 minutes per game.
The Wizards are gonna need to get Wall some help and that help would be best coming from his sidekick Bradley Beal. Beal struggled in Game 5, shooting 7–19 from the field for 16 points. Beal was 0–4 from beyond the 3 point arch and has had issues from the floor all series. In 3 of their 5 games against the Celtics, Beal has scored 20 or less points.
Celtics and Wizards Go Over The Posted Total
This game is going to be about shooting the ball and putting points on the board. The Wizards have their backs against the wall and have to have a good game at home to force game 7. This game is going over the total!
Pick: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards Over 216 for 2 Units
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