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Christmas Day NBA: Wizards and Celtics First Meeting of Season

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Celtics Face Wizards Since NBA Playoffs

The fans at TD Garden will see the Washington Wizards and the Boston Celtics meet on Christmas Day.  Tip-off is at 5:30 pm EST and ABC will televise this game.

Oddsmakers opened the Celtics as -4.5-point favorites versus the Wizards, while the game’s total opened at 204.5. The line has held steady and the total has went up to 206 with some scattered 206.5’s.

The last time the these two squads played was Game 7 of last year’s hotly contested Eastern Conference semifinals. Just like the regular season meetings between the teams, the whole series was a war from the start. Don’t expect anything less today.

These two teams hate each other. After one regular season game police were in the hallway outside the locker room. An incident that saw Jae Crowder  trying to get to the Wizards’ locker room. He was fined $25,000 and John Wall $15,000.

Washington’s John Wall got ejected from a game for hitting Marcus Smart. Smart and Bradley Beal  were yelling at each other the next time they met. Beal got a well earned technical foul.

The Celtics won all six games, counting playoffs, at home, and lost all five in Washington. The Wizards have lost nine straight at TD Garden.

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Boston won its last outing, a 117-92 result against the Chicago Bulls on December 23. The Celtics covered in that game as a -8-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Celtics have only four players still around from that playoff series. Two of the players gone are Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk. They combined for 55 points in Game 7.

The Celtics had lost two straight. and gone just 4-5 over their last nine games, exploded in the second half to run away from the Bulls.

Washington won its last outing, a 130-103 result against the Orlando Magic on December 23. The Wizards covered in that game as a -12-point favorite, while the 233 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Wizards scored a season-high 130 points in against the Magic and have won four of their last six.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Washington 18-15 16-17 105.67 103.61 2.06 6-10 10-7 11-22 7-9 4-13
Boston 27-9 22-12-2 103.50 98.19 5.31 10-6-2 12-6 18-17-1 10-8 8-9-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
WAS 22.42 13.33 1.68
BOS 22.33 13.06 1.71
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
WAS 9.82 33.36 43.18
BOS 8.89 34.97 43.86
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
WAS 45.75 45.24 0.51
BOS 45.07 43.94 1.13
Team Records

Washington Wizards

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 18-15 10-6 8-9 16-17 6-10 10-7 105.67 103.61 2.06
Last 10 6-4 4-1 2-3 4-6 2-3 2-3 104.70 101.90 2.80
vs Div 3-2 2-1 1-1 3-2 2-1 1-1 111.40 102.00 9.40
vs EAST 8-8 5-3 3-5 7-9 3-5 4-4 107.13 105.44 1.69
vs WEST 10-7 5-3 5-4 9-8 3-5 6-3 104.29 101.88 2.41

Boston Celtics

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 27-9 14-4 13-5 22-12-2 10-6-2 12-6 103.50 98.19 5.31
Last 10 5-5 2-2 3-3 3-6-1 1-2-1 2-4 101.00 100.70 0.30
vs Div 5-1 3-0 2-1 5-1 3-0 2-1 102.83 96.00 6.83
vs EAST 17-7 7-3 10-4 15-8-1 6-3-1 9-5 102.46 97.96 4.50
vs WEST 10-2 7-1 3-1 7-4-1 4-3-1 3-1 105.58 98.67 6.91
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 105.67 13 98.19 2
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 102.41 17 98.22 3
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 41.82 19 43.67 20
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 103.50 20 103.61 12
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 105.44 17 103.76 10
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 43.72 16 46.71 30

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Washington 4-6 3-7 7-3 109.80 54.50 46.79 39.50 131/339 8.00
Boston 6-4 7-3 7-3 110.70 56.10 46.47 43.60 86/266 7.10

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
May 15, 2017 WAS 105 BOS 115 -5 BOS 211 O BOS WAS BOS 55 53 45 53.2 43 31 10/29 11/26 6 7
May 12, 2017 BOS 91 WAS 92 -5 BOS 214.5 U WAS WAS BOS 42 41 40.5 43 37 46 11/35 5/24 5 4
May 10, 2017 WAS 101 BOS 123 -4 BOS 217.5 O BOS BOS BOS 51 67 38.5 52.9 45 48 7/29 16/33 5 7
May 7, 2017 BOS 102 WAS 121 -5 WAS 214.5 O WAS WAS BOS 48 48 44.3 52.4 31 45 14/31 9/21 13 13
May 4, 2017 BOS 89 WAS 116 -5.5 WAS 218.5 U WAS WAS BOS 40 63 35.1 46.7 38 50 10/32 8/25 4 7
May 2, 2017 WAS 119 BOS 129 -5 BOS 218.5 O BOS WAS BOS 67 64 46.5 51.1 44 41 10/34 13/36 7 11
Apr 30, 2017 WAS 111 BOS 123 -4 BOS 216 O BOS Push BOS 64 59 50.6 51.1 38 38 10/23 19/39 6 8
Mar 20, 2017 WAS 102 BOS 110 -4 BOS 216 U WAS BOS BOS 47 58 43 42.6 39 54 8/35 10/33 6 10
Jan 24, 2017 BOS 108 WAS 123 -1.5 WAS 216.5 O WAS WAS BOS 59 66 45.2 57.8 32 42 10/33 9/20 10 7
Jan 11, 2017 WAS 108 BOS 117 -5.5 BOS 217.5 O BOS BOS BOS 59 55 42.9 50.6 44 45 10/26 17/41 10 5

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Wizards

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 23, 2017 ORL 130-103 W -12 211.5 W/O 54.65 86.96 16 H
Dec 22, 2017 BKN 84-119 L -6 215.5 L/U 36.56 73.33 5 A
Dec 19, 2017 NOH 116-106 W -2 216.5 W/O 50.00 71.43 14 H
Dec 17, 2017 CLE 99-106 L -2.5 215 L/U 42.86 56.25 12 H
Dec 15, 2017 LAC 100-91 W -10.5 209 L/U 44.32 65.22 7 H

Boston Celtics

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 23, 2017 CHI 117-92 W -8 204.5 W/O 47.83 80.95 12 H
Dec 21, 2017 NY 93-102 L -2.5 203.5 L/U 38.37 73.68 13 A
Dec 20, 2017 MIA 89-90 L -9 199.5 L/U 37.50 76.19 13 H
Dec 18, 2017 IND 112-111 W -2.5 206.5 L/O 55.70 57.14 16 A
Dec 16, 2017 MEM 102-93 W -5.5 195 W/P 48.75 71.43 14 A

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta Wednesday, December 27
Boston at Charlotte Wednesday, December 27

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