Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards
Date and Time: Friday, May 12, 2017, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Verizon Center
NBA Odds: Washington -5, O/U 216
Celtics vs. Wizards TV Coverage: ESPN
The Celtics rolled over Washington 123-101 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. Avery Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points and Boston dominated the Wizards again at home. Boston has won 11 of the last 13 at TD Garden against Washington. Boston had a balanced attack in the big win. "We're a team. And it's going to take a team effort to beat the Washington Wizards," Bradley said.
Boston led by as many as 26 points in the Game 5 win. John Wall had 21 for the Wizards who have to win Game 6 on Friday night at home or this series is over. The Wizards turned the ball over 13 times in Game 5 and that led to 23 points for Boston. Washington is just 2-9 all-time on the road against Boston in the playoffs.
The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The favorite is 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings in this series and the home team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Over is 8-1 in the Celtics last 9 vs. the Southeast. The Over is 4-1 in the Wizards last 5 vs. the Atlantic.
Celtics vs. Wizards Free Picks
This series is overdue to have a close game and if Boston is going to have any chance to give Cleveland a test in the Eastern Conference Final, they need to win this game on Friday. Boston seemed to figure something out in Game 5 with Isaiah Thomas sharing the ball and looking comfortable. I think Boston will have a chance to win Game 6 on Saturday outright, so I will take the points with the Celtics.
Celtics vs. Wizards ATS Pick: Take the points with Boston at BetDSI.
Celtics vs. Wizards Score Prediction: Celtics 108, Wizards 107