Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards:Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 18, 2021

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The Boston Celtics (36-36) and the Washington Wizards (34-38) square off in the Play-In Round of the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET on TNT. The Celtics are 2-point favorites to knock off the Wizards. The matchup has an over/under of 232.5 points.

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Celtics vs Wizards Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Celtics-2-110-110232.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Boston's matchups this season, the Celtics and their opponents have exceeded Tuesday's over/under of 232.5 points 22 times (30.6% of opportunities).
  • 38 Washington games this year (52.8% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Tuesday's point total of 232.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 229.2 points per game, 3.3 points fewer than the total of 232.5 for this game.
  • This matchup's over/under is 2.8 fewer points than the 229.7 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Celtics have seen a 223.8 average over/under in their games this season, 8.7 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • Wizards' games have a total points bet of 235.1 points this season, 2.6 points more than the over/under for this game.

Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 34-35.
  • The Celtics have gone 17-17 against the spread when playing as at least a 2-point favorite.
  • Boston regularly hits the over, breaking the point total in 39 of 69 games (56.5%).

Celtics Key Players

  • The Celtics scoring leader is Jayson Tatum, who puts up 26.4 points per game.
  • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson's 8.1 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart's 5.7 assists per game .
  • The Celtics are led by Kemba Walker from long distance. He hits 3.0 shots from deep per game.
  • Boston's steals leader is Smart, who averages 1.5 per game. Robert Williams III leads the team averaging 1.8 blocks a contest.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Knicks96-92 NYNoAway+15.5197.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/15/2021Timberwolves124-108 BOSYesAway-14.5227.5-50001350Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Cavaliers102-94 CLEYesAway-3.5192.5-185150Regular SeasonNoOver
5/11/2021Heat129-121 MIAYesHome-7.5256.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Heat130-124 MIANoHome+8.5240.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-66-46-4-0233116.8116.2+1.139.7%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Foot)

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Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington has covered the spread in more than half of its contests, going 39-32 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 2-point underdogs, the Wizards have a record ATS of 11-8.
  • In the majority of Washington's games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (37 out of 71 games, 52.1%).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook puts up 11.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game, placing him atop the Wizards' rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Washington's Bradley Beal puts up 31.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Davis Bertans knocks down 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Wizards.
  • Washington's leader in steals is Westbrook (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Daniel Gafford (1.4 per game).

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Wizards Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/16/2021Hornets115-110 WASNoHome+3.5230.5140-165Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/14/2021Cavaliers120-105 WASYesHome-9.5223.5-750525Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Hawks120-116 ATLNoAway+3.5231.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/10/2021Hawks125-124 ATLNoAway+7.5240.5750-1200Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Pacers133-132 WASYesAway-2.5249.5-155125Regular SeasonNoOver
Wizards Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-47-39-1-0248.8127.3121.5+0.735%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards:Raul Neto: Day To Day (Hamstring),Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

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