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How the public is betting Wizards vs. Celtics in NBA play-in tournament

The Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics battle for the 7-seed in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday. We go over how the public is betting the game.

Is Washington going to upset Boston?

The No. 7 seed Boston Celtics host the No. 8 seed Washington Wizards at TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET on TNT in the NBA play-in tournament. The winner of the game will go on to face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The loser will have to fight for the 8-seed against the winner of Hornets-Pacers. Here we’ll go over how the public is betting the game and whether or not they’ll end up correct.

Wizards vs. Celtics betting splits

Below is a look at the betting splits among bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

The Wizards are 1.5-point underdogs and are getting 70% of the handle as well as 58% of the bets. We’re siding with the public on this one because the Celtics have not shown much consistency since the season-ending injury to Jaylen Brown. They have gone 2-5 since Brown’s last game, while Washington has gone 15-4-1 against the spread in their last 20 games.

Point Total

The majority of bets and money are going toward the under 233.5 point total. Among DraftKings bettors, the under is getting 55% of bets and 81% of the money. Once again, we agree with the public. The Wizards score a ton and average the most possessions per game in the NBA, but the Celtics will need to lock down defensively in this matchup. They’ll do just enough to get this game to go under.


The Wizards are getting -103 moneyline odds with the Celtics at -118 to win as the home favorites. Washington is getting 69% of bets on their side, but Boston is receiving the most money with 56% of the handle. In this wager, we’re going against where the money is headed. The Celtics are a much different team without Brown, and they’re difficult to trust at this point. Let’s go with the Wizards in the slight upset.

WAS-BOS Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
WAS Wizards +2 70% 64% Over 232.5 36% 43% +107 68% 69%
BOS Celtics -2 30% 36% Under 232.5 64% 57% -129 32% 31%

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