NBA Picks Monday 5/15/2017 – WSH vs. BOS
Pick #1 – Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics
The Eastern Conference Semifinals NBA basketball playoff series is at a pinnacle game 7 and the Washington Wizards (56-38) facing off against the Boston Celtics (60-34) in what will be the biggest playoff game of the season to date so far. This bet is enticing from the get go as most books OVER/UNDER line opening was at 209.5 and now its gravitated to a 211 over / under resting spot which is very promising as the steam and smart money hint us in the right direction. Dissecting the key stats we see that the total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road and that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Boston so despite last games low score its hard to envision this one not going OVER. The season offensive and defensive performance statistics give us averages of 216.18 and 212.50 and we get our favorite NBA betting scenario to be in where both averages easily get us to the mark we are trying to hit. Both teams OVER/UNDER combined record for the year is 101–82-6 and this specific playoff series is really leaning on the overwhelming missteps of the team totals odds makers to get this bet through. When it comes to pace of play Washington is 11 and Boston is 12 and this should be an offensive shoot out just like 5 out f the 6 games have been so far. We also note that the Wizards are 12 in possessions per game and the Celtics the number 15 team in the league so once again we are going to trust the data and breakdown which is all pointing to plenty of scoring in this critical playoff game and Boston is going to hit the gas to avoid such a close loss as last time. The public consensus for this game is 63% in favor of the over so it will be very interesting to see where this one finally falls. The computer predicted scoring outcome of this game is 225 so a 211 OVER play given all the above looks like it should get us where we need to go with a full boost of confidence from the AI predictor brain also.
Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics - Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 7 - Monday, May 15, 2017 8:00 PM
715 Washington Wizards +5 -110 +180
716 Boston Celtics -5 -110 -220
715 Washington Wizards Over 211 -110
716 Boston Celtics Under 211 -110
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 211 (2 Units)
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