Tonight’s game will decide whether the Washington Wizards or Boston Celtics advance to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. According to OddsShark, the Celtics are favored by 4.5 points. The over-under is set at 209.5 points.
The early money trended toward the Celtics with 67 percent going with Boston on the eve of the matchup. The Wizards are 2-1 against the spread in the last three games of the series. The total went over in two of those three games.
Over the season, the Wizards struggled against the spread on the road while the Celtics have struggled at home which offers little help for fans looking to make a decision on tonight’s game.
There are two different scenarios which are more likely to play out. Fresh off his game-winner to extend the series, John Wall builds on the momentum from last game and leads the Wizards to a road victory in Game 7.
Game 7’s are unique, and it is difficult to go away from the home team in tonight’s game. Heavy envisions the second scenario where Isaiah Thomas comes up with a monster performance, which he has already pulled off in this series, as the Celtics punch their ticket to face the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Heavy likes the Celtics to win at home in a shootout. Five of the six games have been decided by double digits making the Celtics covering the spread the pick of choice.
Heavy’s Pick: Celtics 112 Wizards 102. Celtics -4.5. Over on the Point Total.