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Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics: Away team offer value on the handicap

Can the Wizards breach the 4.5 points handicap against the Celtics?
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It's 3-3 in the series between the Wizards and the Celtics with the home side winning all six games so far, but the team at AccuScore believe Game 7 will be close and that Washington offer value on the handicap...


"Washington +4.5 in the handicap market is the computer's choice, and as long as the price stays above [2.1], there is value in place."

Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics
Game 1, Tuesday 01:05 (UK Time)
Live on BT Sport & Betfair Live Video


The Boston Celtics finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference and earned home court advantage until the NBA Finals as a reward. That advantage should come especially handy in Game 7 of their series against the Washington Wizards, as the home team has won all six games thus far.

John Wall's late heroics in Game 6 allowed Washington to live another day, but all signs point to a swift death in Game 7 unless the Wizards can slow down Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas, both of whom finished with 27 points in the loss in Washington. Bradley scored 29 points in Game 5, too, and he has quickly become a key player in the series.


Betfair Odds

The Washington Wizards are clear underdogs in Game 7. On the Moneyline, Betfair offers odds of [2.62] for the Wizards and [1.5] for the Celtics. The Wizards are +4.5 in the handicap market at [2.14], and conversely, the Celtics are -4.5 at [1.82]. The Total Points lines is 211.5 with both the Over and Under offering [1.96].


AccuScore Odds Analysis


AccuScore's simulation model projects value on the Wizards at [2.62], but the Celtics are 60.5% favorites in the computer's eyes. Washington +4.5 in the handicap market is the computer's choice, and as long as the price stays above [2.1], there is value in place. In addition to this, the Moneyline play on the Wizards and also the Under on the Total points are the computer's top picks for Game 7.

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