The Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The game tips off on TNT at 8 p.m. Eastern. The Celtics are favored by 5.5 points tonight and the over-under is set at 218.5.
Washington is looking to bounce back from a double-digit loss in Game 1. The Celtics have won five straight games and are playing as well as any team in the league after dropping their first two games in the playoffs.
This looks to be one of the higher scoring series in the playoffs with 234 points scored in the opening contest.
The OddsShark computer projects the Celtics to win 110.1-104. The computer is taking the Celtics to cover the spread and the under on the point total.
Like most of the NBA, the Wizards had difficulty defending Isaiah Thomas in the opening game. Washington opened up the game with an early lead but allowed the Celtics to come back. Washington has to find a way to slow down the Celtics offense.
The Wizards have had success against the Celtics throughout the season. The teams split their four regular season matchups this season. Look for the Wizards to bounce back in tonight’s game.
Marcin Gortat, Markieff Morris and Otto Porter Jr. all have the ability to crush the Celtics on the boards, an area of weakness for Boston. Heavy likes the Wizards to get a win tonight to tie the series as it heads to Washington.
Heavy’s Pick: Washington Wizards 112 Boston Celtics 110. Wizards +5.5. Over on the Point Total.