Kicking off the second game of the NBA Play-In tournament the Washington Wizards are looking to improve after leaving behind an impressive regular season against a banged up Boston Celtics team.
Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards have been on an absolute tear through the final half off the season. The triple-double king Russell Westbrook is looking to start the playoffs with a bang.
Boston Celtics are a well-coached team. I anticipate Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker to have huge scoring outbursts in this game against the Wizards defense. However, without Jaylen Brown it is hard to wrap my mind around how they will keep up scoring with Beal and Westbrook.
Current form leads me more to the Wizards side of things. The Celtics have not been all playing together down the stretch of the season with so many different injuries to the roster. They are not gelling like the Wizards are right now. No doubt this will be a competitive game.
Preston’s Best Bet: Washington Wizards ML (+116)