Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards tips tonight. The Wizards have the momentum after forcing the winner-take-all showdown with a late three pointer in Game 6 but the Celtics have home court advantage. Which team is the better bet? Here are betting trends for Game 7 of the NBA Playoffs.
Boston opened as 4-point favorites with a game total of 212.5. At the time of publication the Celtics are getting more than 70% of spread bets and 60% of spread dollars. The line has moved to Boston -5. The total has dropped to 210.5 despite more than 70% of the bets being on the OVER.
Game 7 Betting Trends
Trend Record Money (Units)
Favorites straight-up 27-12 -2.28
Favorites against-the-spread 22-17 +3.76
Home Team straight-up 28-11 -0.08
Home Team against-the-spread 23-16 +5.67
Home Favorites 22-16 ATS +4.76
Team getting 40% or less of bets 11-6 ATS +4.51
Team won Game 6 19-20 ATS -1.97
Spread Change -0.5 point or more 10-18 ATS -8.44
UNDER 23-16 +5.59
Since 2005, there have been 39 Game 7s. Home teams have won more than 70% of the games. The Celtics have to like their chances but the last two teams to host a Game 7 (Warriors in 2016 Finals and Clippers 2017 1st Round) both lost.
Game 7: Celtics vs. Wizards
This Pro System pick is 195-134 (59%) ATS since 2005
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