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Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics Predictions & Tips - In-Form Wizards To Book Playoff Place

  • Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics predictions for Tuesday
  • Wizards-Celtics to tip-off at 02:10 BST (Wednesday) at TD Garden in Boston, MA
  • Washington are on a 17-6 run while Boston have lost 10 of their last 15
  • Wizards tipped to book playoff place
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
Boston host Washington on Tuesday night (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 18 May 2021
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Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics Predictions & Tips


Washington’s good end-of-season form could continue with a victory in Boston.

The Wizards won 17 of their last 23 games to snatch a place in the play-in tournament.

The Celtics, meanwhile, slid out of the playoff places with a poor run of form over the final few weeks.

If Bradley Beal is cleared for Washington here, the Wizards could leave the Garden with the ‘W’.

  • Washington Wizards are on a 17-6 run
  • Washington Wizards are #6 in offensive rating since the All-Star break (116.2)
  • Washington Wizards are #9 in defensive rating since the All-Star break (110.5)
  • Bradley Beal is averaging 31.3 points per game
  • Russell Westbrook is averaging 11.5 rebounds, 11.7 assists & 22.2 points per game
  • Boston Celtics have lost 10 of their last 15

Head To Head


  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 194-117

Washington Wizards Form & Team News


Washington have been in excellent form since the All-Star break and have won 17 of the last 23.

They ranked top 10 on offence and defence during this stretch.

Bradley Beal (hamstring) played in the regular season finale and should feature for the Wizards here.

Raul Neto (hamstring) is considered day-to-day, but both Thomas Bryant (knee) and Deni Avdija (ankle) are definitely sidelined.

Boston Celtics Form & Team News


Boston slumped out of the playoff places due to a horrible run of form over the final few weeks of the regular season.

The Celtics go into this matchup having lost 10 of their last 15 games.

Jaylen Brown (wrist) is done for the season and several players appear on the injury report as day-to-day.

Evan Fournier (knee), Jayson Tatum (ankle), Marcus Smart (calf) and Robert Williams (toe) are dealing with injuries.

Tristan Thompson and Kemba Walker are listed as ‘rested’ but should return for this matchup.

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Verdict

These two teams are in contrasting form. Washington are flying, while Boston are floundering.

The combinational of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal could be too hot for the Celtics to handle.

Best Bet: Washington +1.5 Spread @-116.28 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Westbrook & Washington Triple Double & To Win @180.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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