Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Game 6 Prediction, 5–12–2017

Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Game 6 Eastern Conference Semifinals

NBA: Friday May 12th, 8:00 pm EST
Odds: Wizards -5, 216

NBA Basketball Pick by Paul Herd of SportsPicksForum.com
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35 Wins — 19 Losses: 65%
Unit Gain/Loss: +4865 Units

The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards continue to battle towards the Eastern Conference Finals. This series has not disappointed viewers or bettors as the home team has won SU and covered the spread as a favorite and the Total has gone Over in 4 of the 5 games. Tonight, oddsmakers have the Wizards listed as -5 point favorites and the Total is set at 216.

The Celtics managed a 123–101 win on Wednesday night to take a 3–2 series lead. Isaiah Thomas finally got some support from his teammates in Game 5 and he settled into the role of a facilitator, dishing out 9 dimes. Avery Bradley went off for a team-high 29 points on 12-for-19 shooting, Jae Crowder chipped in 18, and Al Horford was involved in all aspects of the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

Boston must figure out a way to match their home intensity on the road. At home during this series, the Cs are putting up 125 points on 52 percent shooting, but on the road, both stats go down to 95.5 points and 40 percent, while also committing 18 turnovers per game.

Washington had the momentum after winning Game 3 and 4 but they fell flat in Game 5. Washington was cold from the get, shooting 24.1 percent from three point range and 38.5 percent overall. Good news for Washington is they return home where they averaged 118.5 points on 49.4 shooting in their Games 3 and 4 victories.

Let’s not try and overthink this Game 6 matchup. Both teams continue to score and Game 6 will be no different. This will be a scratch and claw game with Washington fighting to stay alive and Boston is looking to close out the Wizards and avoid a Game 7. I like the Over in this matchup and see the trends continuing.

Trends:
Over is 3–0–1 in Wizards last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points
Over is 4–1 in the last 5 meetings
Over is 21–9–1 in Wizards last 31 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game

Celtics vs Wizards Game 6 Total Prediction: Over 216

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