*10* NBA Total of the Week (Power Sports) ~ 29-15-1 NBA RUN! 10-3 L13 Totals!
Washington vs. Boston,
03/01/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 96 - 107
Total: -107/+232½ Under
10* Under Wizards/Celtics (8:05 ET): Washington has gone Over the total in 10 straight games. So it's no surprise we've got a high total Friday night in Boston. But the Wizards are highly unlikely to put together the same kind of offensive performance they turned in Wednesday night in Brooklyn (scored 125 points). That was just their NINTH road win of the year and previously the Wiz had lost four in a row overall. Tonight's matchup is pretty conducive to an Under considering the Celtics are a defensive-minded team, but have failed to score even 100 points in three of their four games since the All-Star Break.
Boston's struggles are front and center in the league right now. They are 0-4 since the Break and there's been a lot of finger-pointing. The most recent setback came Wednesday, here at home vs. Portland. They lost that game 97-92 even though they held the Blazers to 35% shooting in the first half. Portland also really struggled in the game from three-point range. If there is one "silver lining" for the Celtics, it's that they still rank fifth in the league in defensive efficiency. But anytime you fail to score 100 pts three times in a four-game span, offense is a real concern.
So this is obviously a very high total. It's just the second game all year for Boston w/ an OU line of 230 pts or more. The previous high was 232, set on 1/26 vs. Golden State. That game, a 115-111 loss, did stay Under. While 12 of the last 16 meetings w/ the Wizards have gone Over, including seven of eight here in Beantown, the OU line for the last meeting was substantially lower than it is tonight. We're talking a double digit change from the oddsmakers. While that last game resulted in final score of 130-125, it was an overtime game that saw 30 pts scored in the extra five minutes. 10* Under Wizards/Celtics