The Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 14½-point favorites versus the Wizards, while the game’s total is sitting at 188½.
The Wizards were defeated 97-85 by the Hornets last time out, as 14.5-point underdogs. The 182 points went UNDER the posted total of 184.
Antawn Jamison netted 22 points with 12 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.
The Celtics were defeated 91-86 by the Trail Blazers last time out, as 6-point favorites. The 177 points fell UNDER the posted total of 184.
Paul Pierce netted a game-high 28 points with five rebounds in the loss.
Washington: 6-24 SU, 13-17 ATS
Boston: 28-5 SU, 18-15 ATS
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Washington is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
Washington home to Cleveland, Sunday, January 4
Boston at New York, Sunday, January 4