Celtics & Wizards In Favorable Situations Sunday

Boston Celtics

Jay Pryce

Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:07 PM UTC

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 3:07 PM UTC

Check out these situational plays and trends on the Celtics, Wizards, Jazz, Suns, and Trail Blazers before picking your NBA bet this Sunday. Having this edge could put some money on your pockets when the day is done.

The Sun Rises In The East

Phoenix’s 18 wins are second fewest in the NBA behind the lowly Nets (9). Did you know more than half of the victories have come in limited action against Eastern Conference opponents? The Suns are 11-8 SU against, as opposed to a 7-32 SU record versus Western foes. The betting market has proven even more beneficial under these conditions. Phoenix is 13-6 ATS against the East, while 14-22-2 ATS when facing a West opponent. The Bucks host the Suns Sunday afternoon as 6.5-point favorites. Phoenix is 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS as a road dog out East.

Free NBA Pick: Suns +6.5Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Jazz Out Of Tune As Road Pups

Dating back to last season, the Jazz are 6-23-1 ATS (5-25 SU) in their last 30 games as road underdogs. The Northwest division leaders opened as 2.5-point pups for their Sunday afternoon tip off at Washington.

The Wizards entered the All-Star weekend the hottest team in the league, going 18-3 SU and 15-6 ATS since early January. They fell to the Seventysixers 120-112 in Philly immediately following the break. The Verizon Cente, though,r has served as a impenetrable fortress. The Wiz are 21-3 SU and 17-7 ATS at home this season. Although the competition has been a tad meek, John Wall and company are still a perfect 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS against visitors with a winning record.

Free NBA Pick: Wizards 2.5Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Weaker Home Teams Fear The Celtics

After losing 107-97 to a Kyle Lowry-less Raptors squad on Friday night, it is clear the Celtics struggle to put away elite NBA teams. Boston is 10-13 SU against opponents with a 0.5 points differential or better, yet 26-7 SU versus less. Where head coach Brad Stevens’ group is most lucrative for bettors is on the road versus weaker, a spot they find themselves in tonight at Detroit. Boston is 14-4 SU and 13-5 ATS on the road against teams with a 0.5 average margin of victory or less. The Pistons own a -0.3 differential. To look at the situation a different way, the Celtics are 12-4 SU and 11-5 ATS on the road against teams with a .500 record or less.

Free NBA Pick: Celtics -1.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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 Trail Blazers Slowed At This Total

Portland’s average total this season is 215.2, seventh highest in the NBA. Overall, it is 29-26-1, playing 2.1 points more per game to the OVER. Where the team falls flat of the number is on the road in a projected low-scoring contest. When the Trail Blazers tip off with a total below their season average (215.2), and away from Moda Center, the UNDER is 9-1-1 in regulation time. The 200.0 combined score average is nearly eight points below market expectations. What is the catalyst? Portland’s offense goes missing. It is averaging 97.3 points per game in this spot, and have put up more than 95 points in one of its last six. Tonight’s matchup at Toronto opens with a 212.5 total.

Free NBA Pick: Under 211.5Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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