Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
When: Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM. ET.
The Washington Wizards will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the Boston Celtics in their regular-season finale on Tuesday night
Celtics Going For Fourth Win In Five Games
The Celtics had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Orlando Magic in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Wizards, which will give them their third win in their last four games.
The Celtics have already clinched a playoff spot, locking up the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference standings, which will give them home court advantage over the Indiana Pacers in the first round.
Even though the Pacers can tie their record if the Celtics lose their final game and the Pacers win theirs, the Celtics won the regular-season series and will stay in fourth place in the standings.
Boston has played well offensively, averaging 112.3 points per game, which is 12th in the league. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.
Kyrie Irving leads the way for the Celtics with 23.8 points, five rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game. Jayson Tatum is averaging 15.7 points and six rebounds per game, while Marcus Morris is averaging 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
With the team already locked into the fourth seed in the East, don’t expect to see any of the starters play in this game.
The Celtics have done a better job defensively, holding opponents to 107.9 points per game, which is eighth in the league. They gave up 116 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to get past the Wizards on Tuesday.
Wizards Trying To Close Out Season With Win
The Wizards didn’t have much of a chance to make the playoffs this season thanks to a slow start and a slew of injuries to key players like John Wall and Dwight Howard. Even though this is a wasted season, they will try to end it on a positive note with a win over the playoff-bound Celtics.
Washington has played well on offense, averaging 114.1 points per game, which is ninth in the league. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Bradley Beal leads the way for the Wizards with 25.7 points, five rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. Bobby Portis is averaging 14.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while Thomas Bryant is averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
The Wizards haven’t played well defensively and are giving up 116.9 points per game, which is 29th in the league. They gave up 119 points per game in their last three games and need to play significantly better if they want to beat Boston on Tuesday.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games.