Celtics vs. Wizards Prediction and Odds (Back Boston as Short Road Favorite)

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has now gone three straight games without a made three-pointer.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has now gone three straight games without a made three-pointer. / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Tatum can't seem to buy an outside shot right now.

The Boston Celtics star forward has gone three consecutive games without a made three-pointer and, via NBA.com, is 1 of 22 over a four-game stretch with 20 straight misses!

He'll look to get back on track this afternoon as both Boston and the home Washington Wizards each try to snap a two-game skid in D.C.

The Wizards have been much better at home, but the oddsmakers may be hinting that Boston could return to form.

Let's break down the latest odds over at WynnBET Sportsbook.

Celtics vs. Wizards Odds, Spread and Total


  • Celtics -1 (-110)
  • Wizards +1 (-110)


  • Celtics -120
  • Wizards +100


  • 216.5 (OVER -110 | UNDER -110)

Celtics vs. Wizards Prediction and Pick

Most consensus books have already moved the line to Celtics -1.5 at the time of writing, so we get to grab Boston at a slight discount over at WynnBET today.

One of the reasons I like Boston today is both a strength as well as a fault: their inconsistency.

The Celtics have never won or lost more than three games in a row all year, and with two consecutive losses entering today, this year's sample size would indicate a better performance is on its way.

Meanwhile, the Wizards keep finding a way to lose close games, evidenced by two heartbreakers to the Nets and Raptors on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Part of their issues in closing out games lie in their hustle stats. Washington is fourth-worst in the NBA in defensive loose balls recovered and are dead last in the league in deflections.

We also need to talk about Tatum's shooting woes, which he's due to break out of any time. Before this four game stretch where he's been ice-cold from outside, he made seven three-pointers in his previous three.

Tatum's field goal and three-point percentage as a whole is down, but he's the key in this game for Boston. If he makes a couple shots from outside and gains his confidence back, they'll handle the Wizards on the road.

LEAN: Celtics -1 (-110)