Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards: 2/28/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 28, 2021

The Washington Wizards (13-18) visit the Boston Celtics (16-16) as 4.5-point underdogs after Bradley Beal racked up 34 points in the Wizards’ 128-112 victory over the Timberwolves. The matchup airs on NBCS-BOS at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is 231.5.

Betting Information

Celtics vs Wizards Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -4.5 -117 -111 231.5 -111 -117
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Head to Head

Boston and Washington have split the last 10 games they’ve played. The Wizards hold a 3-1-1 edge against the spread when matched up with the Celtics.

Celtics vs Wizards in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/14/2021 Celtics Wizards -7 230 -302 244 Regular Season 104-91 WAS
1/8/2021 Celtics Celtics -3.5 237.5 -157 130 Regular Season 116-107 BOS
8/13/2020 Wizards Celtics -2 225 -128 108 Regular Season 96-90 WAS
1/6/2020 Celtics Wizards -9 225.5 -430 333 Regular Season 99-94 WAS
11/13/2019 Celtics Celtics -7 229.5 -305 247 Regular Season 140-133 BOS
4/9/2019 Wizards Regular Season 116-110 BOS
3/1/2019 Celtics Regular Season 107-96 BOS
12/12/2018 Wizards Regular Season 130-125 BOS
4/10/2018 Wizards Regular Season 113-101 WAS
3/14/2018 Celtics Regular Season 125-124 WAS
  • 8/13/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart Wizards: Rui Hachimura
  • 1/6/2020 DNP – Celtics: Kemba Walker; Wizards: Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant
  • 11/13/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • Celtics Betting Information

    • Boston has covered about half the time against spread this season, covering 16 times in 32 contests.
    • The Celtics have posted a losing record of 4-5 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or higher.
    • More often than not, Boston and its foes have united to hit the over, cashing in on 18 of 32 chances this season.
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    Wizards Betting Information

    • Washington has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 16-15 ATS.
    • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Wizards have a record ATS of 1-2.
    • Washington has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 54.8% of matchups this year (17 out of 31 chances).
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    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Celtics and their opponents have scored more than 231.5 points in 31.2% of their outings this year (10 of 32 opportunities).
    • Washington has played in 16 games this season (out of 31 total matchups — 51.6% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 231.5 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 5.4 fewer points per game (226.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 231.5 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 229.7 points per game, 1.8 less than the point total for this game.
    • The Celtics’ average point total in matchups this season is 221.7, 9.8 points below the over/under in this game.
    • Wizards games this season have averaged an over/under of 234.2 points, 2.7 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Celtics Leaders

    • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 25.0 points per game.
    • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson’s 8.3 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart’s 6.1 assists per game .
    • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, connecting on 2.8 per game.
    • Smart leads the team with 1.8 steals per game. Tacko Fall collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Boston.

    Wizards Leaders

    • Russell Westbrook grabs 9.9 rebounds per game, 9.8 assists per game, and 19.7 points per game, putting him in the top spot on the Wizards in both rebounds and assists.
    • Beal holds the title of Washington’s top scorer by putting up 32.8 points per game.
    • Davis Bertans is tops from three-point range for the Wizards, hitting 2.9 threes per game.
    • Beal is at the top of Washington’s steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Alex Len leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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