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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Washington18-1516-17105.67103.612.066-1010-711-227-94-13
Boston27-922-12-2103.5098.195.3110-6-212-618-17-110-88-9-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
WAS22.4213.331.68
BOS22.3313.061.71
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
WAS9.8233.3643.18
BOS8.8934.9743.86
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
WAS45.7545.240.51
BOS45.0743.941.13
Team Records

Washington Wizards

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall18-1510-68-916-176-1010-7105.67103.612.06
Last 106-44-12-34-62-32-3104.70101.902.80
vs Div3-22-11-13-22-11-1111.40102.009.40
vs EAST8-85-33-57-93-54-4107.13105.441.69
vs WEST10-75-35-49-83-56-3104.29101.882.41

Boston Celtics

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall27-914-413-522-12-210-6-212-6103.5098.195.31
Last 105-52-23-33-6-11-2-12-4101.00100.700.30
vs Div5-13-02-15-13-02-1102.8396.006.83
vs EAST17-77-310-415-8-16-3-19-5102.4697.964.50
vs WEST10-27-13-17-4-14-3-13-1105.5898.676.91
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense105.671398.192
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense102.411798.223
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed41.821943.6720
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense103.5020103.6112
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense105.4417103.7610
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed43.721646.7130

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Washington4-63-77-3109.8054.5046.7939.50131/3398.00
Boston6-47-37-3110.7056.1046.4743.6086/2667.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
May 15, 2017WAS105BOS115-5BOS211OBOSWASBOS55534553.2433110/2911/2667
May 12, 2017BOS91WAS92-5BOS214.5UWASWASBOS424140.543374611/355/2454
May 10, 2017WAS101BOS123-4BOS217.5OBOSBOSBOS516738.552.945487/2916/3357
May 7, 2017BOS102WAS121-5WAS214.5OWASWASBOS484844.352.4314514/319/211313
May 4, 2017BOS89WAS116-5.5WAS218.5UWASWASBOS406335.146.7385010/328/2547
May 2, 2017WAS119BOS129-5BOS218.5OBOSWASBOS676446.551.1444110/3413/36711
Apr 30, 2017WAS111BOS123-4BOS216OBOSPushBOS645950.651.1383810/2319/3968
Mar 20, 2017WAS102BOS110-4BOS216UWASBOSBOS47584342.639548/3510/33610
Jan 24, 2017BOS108WAS123-1.5WAS216.5OWASWASBOS596645.257.8324210/339/20107
Jan 11, 2017WAS108BOS117-5.5BOS217.5OBOSBOSBOS595542.950.6444510/2617/41105

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Washington Wizards

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 23, 2017ORL130-103W-12211.5W/O54.6586.9616H
Dec 22, 2017BKN84-119L-6215.5L/U36.5673.335A
Dec 19, 2017NOH116-106W-2216.5W/O50.0071.4314H
Dec 17, 2017CLE99-106L-2.5215L/U42.8656.2512H
Dec 15, 2017LAC100-91W-10.5209L/U44.3265.227H

Boston Celtics

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 23, 2017CHI117-92W-8204.5W/O47.8380.9512H
Dec 21, 2017NY93-102L-2.5203.5L/U38.3773.6813A
Dec 20, 2017MIA89-90L-9199.5L/U37.5076.1913H
Dec 18, 2017IND112-111W-2.5206.5L/O55.7057.1416A
Dec 16, 2017MEM102-93W-5.5195W/P48.7571.4314A

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

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