The Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards in a pivotal Game 5. According to OddsShark, the Celtics are favored by 4.5 points in tonight’s game. The over-under is set at 216.5 points.
The Celtics won the opening two games of the series but the Wizards bounced back by winning the last two games to even the series.
The OddsShark computer likes the Wizards to make it three straight. The computer projects a Wizards 114.8-110.2 victory in Game 5. The computer picks Washington to cover the spread and the over on the point total.
Washington is 2-1 against the spread in the last three games. The total has gone over in four of the Wizards last five games.
Despite the series being close, the two teams have a propensity for blowouts. The first four games of the series have been decided by double digits. If you include the regular season, six of the eight games the Celtics and Wizards have played have resulted in double-digit victories by either side.
The story of the series continues to be the point guard matchup. John Wall is averaging 28.8 points, 11.1 assists and 2.1 steals in the playoffs. He has double-digit assists in three of the first four games of the series. Thomas is averaging 25.6 points, 5.6 assists and 1.1 steals in the playoffs.
Heavy likes the momentum to swing back to the Celtics tonight. In keeping with the trend of sizable victories, look for the Celtics to cover the spread in a high-scoring affair.
Heavy’s Pick: Celtics 112 Wizards 106. Celtics -4.5. Over on the Point Total.