NBA Thursday Preview & Free Pick

Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards

 Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. (ET) TNT

VietBet Pointspread: Boston -1.5

VietBet Total Line: 206

 Boston at Washington Game Overview

 oston’s straight-up four-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night in a 111-91 loss to Toronto as a five-point road underdog. This was the first time that the Celtics failed to cover against the spread in their last seven games and the total has now stayed UNDER VietBet’s closing line in four of their last six contests. Boston falls to 18-8 SU on the road with a 17-9 record ATS.

Tuesday was Boston’s second-biggest loss of the season and it was not even close from the start with the Raptors building a 21-point lead at the half. Terry Rozier led the way in scoring with 18 points and Kyrie Irving added 17 points in the losing cause in his first start in the team’s last four games. Irving continues to lead the Celtics in scoring with 24.7 points per game and he is shooting 48.6 percent from the field. Boston is ranked 25th in the league in scoring with 103.0 PPG.

Washington ran into a hornet’s nest on Tuesday night in Philadelphia with the 76ers taking a page from the football team in town in a 115-102 loss that snapped the Wizards’ recent five-game winning streak both SU and ATS. The total went OVER VietBet’s closing 212-point line in that game and it has gone OVER in five of their last seven games. Washington returns home for Thursday night with a SU record of 17-9 while going 10-16 ATS. The total has gone OVER in four of its last six home games.

The was the Wizards’ first loss since they lost John Wall for an extended amount of time due to bad knee. Bradley Beal scored a game-high 30 points while going 12-for-22 from the field, but he received little help from the rest of a starting lineup that added a combined 38 points in the losing cause. Washington has been one of the top scoring teams in the NBA this season with 107.4 PPG and Wall was a big part of that average with 19.4 points a game.

 Boston at Washington Free Game Prediction

 Look for Boston to quickly bounce back on Thursday night with a road win both SU and ATS as the Wizards start to feel the pain of losing Wall against the better teams they face.

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