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Must Bet NBA 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 7: Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics

The Wizards and Celtics find themselves in Game 7 of the NBA 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals. It’s due or die for both teams; the Cleveland Cavaliers are lying in wait for whichever team wins and the stakes are higher than ever, so make sure to get the full game preview below!

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics

  • When: Monday, May 15, 2017, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Spread: Celtics -5.5
  • Over/Under: 211

Bet on the Wizards

Behind another heroic effort from John Wall, the Wizards get another shot to make it past this round into the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Wall has been this team’s offensive engine; although he didn’t have a particularly impressive night on shooting, (9-25 FG), he nevertheless added 26 points and scored the game-winning three-pointer to boot. 

Washington also controlled the boards, edging out the Celtics 46-37. Markieff Morris had a decent performance scoring 16 points and dishing out 11 assists, while and Marcin Gortat grabbed 13 boards. 

Nevertheless, the Wizards’ bench continues to struggle only scoring 13 points in Game 6. With this final game now being played in Boston, it’s something which might end up biting them in the ass. 

Bet on the Celtics

The Celtics were unable to seal their ticket to the Eastern Conference finals. However, they get to play at home in Game 7 and because the home team has won every game of the series so far, the odds are in Boston’s favor. 

The Celtics fought hard, Avery Bradley had a fantastic night that saw him score 27 points in Game 6 while keeping John Wall in check. Isaiah Thomas meanwhile scored 27 on 8-of-24 shooting from the floor. Al Horford also scored above 20 points 8-of-12 shooting.

The Celtics’ bench didn’t amount to much and combined for just 5 points all in all. But, as mentioned above, playing at home gives players a much better shot at performing well. Boston are 21-8 all-time in Game 7s and 18-4 at home.

Betting Trends

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Game Prediction: Once more, home court gives Boston the edge. The Celtics win yet another Game 7 and move on.