8:00 PM EST
Celtics -5 over Wizards
This game is a really tough call because in game 7 anything can happen. It is very tempting to just take the points and hope for the best as the Wiz could either win outright or lose by less than 5 but I just can’t ignore how poorly they have played on the road, especially their bench. Both teams benches have really struggled on the road in this series (Boston’s bench only scored 5 points last game) but role players always play better at home especially in the playoffs. I have to assume the Celtics are going to get a lot more production out of their bench and if they do I just don’t see the Wiz hanging around unless they can get contributions from players outside of Wall and Beal which just hasn’t been the case this series. I did feel like the Wizards were the better team early in the series, but the Celtics have turned things around the past two games. . The Celtics have the home court edge, the coaching edge, and are the deeper team. The only thing I don’t like about Boston is their struggles rebounding the ball so if they can’t hit their initial shots it could be a problem against this Wizards team who have confidence knowing tonight is do or die where anything can happen. This is game should be another but I definitely like the Celtics to win and advance (the Wizards haven’t won in Boston since April 2014) so I’m going to take them to win and hope the spread takes care of itself. Take the Celtics.