Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 3/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics 3/28/23
Tue 28th March 2023

The Washington Wizards (33-42, 17-19 Home) will try to slow down one of the NBA’s top scoring teams when they welcome the Boston Celtics (52-23, 24-14 Away) on Tuesday. Boston dismantled the San Antonio Spurs 137-93 at TD Garden on Sunday, their third win in a row. Jaylen Brown was the key player with 41 points and 13 rebounds.

The Celtics are 2.5 games back in the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in second. Washington dropped their last game on Sunday at Scotiabank Arena, falling to the Toronto Raptors 114-104. Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points in defeat to lead the team. The Wizards are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. After taking both of the prior season matchups against Washington, the last of which was a 130-121 victory at TD Garden in November 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory, Boston will be aiming for a season sweep. Brown led the Celtics with 36 points.

Bradley Beal had 30 points in defeat. Jayson Tatum and Brown, averaging 30.1 and 27.0 points per game, respectively, have led the Celts in scoring this season. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Tatum is sixth and Brown is eighth. Tatum also has grabbed 8.9 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, Marcus Smart is dishing 6.4 assists per game. Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma have powered the Wizards on offense, averaging 23.0 and 21.2 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has pulled down 8.3 rebounds per game.

Monte Morris has distributed 5.2 assists per game. With 118.1 points per game, the Celtics are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA (3rd). The Wizards have had success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Capital One Arena, winning six.

Boston is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +13.2 (120.8-107.6). Washington has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 117.2 points per game on average while scoring only 110.5 (-6.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Derrick White: 28.2 | 19.9 | +8.3
Points per game:
Derrick White: 16.8 | 12.4 | +4.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Deni Avdija: 29.4 | 18.1 | +11.3
Points per game:
Kyle Kuzma: 33.0 | 21.2 | +11.8
Rebounds per game:
Deni Avdija: 9.8 | 6.4 | +3.4
Kristaps Porzingis: 6.0 | 8.3 | -2.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Boston Celtics -11.5 (-105)

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