Davis Bertans’ recent cold streak is the focus of some key prop bets to watch as Washington takes on Boston on Sunday. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)
- The Boston Celtics invade the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday, Feb 14th
- The NBA’s leading scorer, Bradley Beal, could be back in action after sitting out the Wizards’ last game
- See the player props available below
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will battle it out with Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards on Valentine’s Day afternoon.
The Celtics are looking to get back on track after losing three of their last four game, the latest being a 108-102 setback to the Detroit Pistons on Friday. The Wizards are in a similar situation after dropping their last game 109-91 to the New York Knicks. The loss was their fourth in five games.
The teams have split the last four meetings, the latest a 116-107 Boston win last month. In this matchup, the Celtics are six-point favorites and there are plenty of player props to consider.
With the availability of Bradley Beal, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart up in the air, we will focus on the other players with props available.
Celtics vs Wizards Player Props
|Player||Points||Rebounds||Assists||Three Pointers Made|
|Jaylen Brown (Celtics)||26.5 ( Ov -102 / Un -120)||5.5 ( Ov -140 / Un +114)||3.5 ( Ov +106 / Un -130)||2.5 ( Ov +122 / Un -156)|
|Jayson Tatum (Celtics)||26.5 ( Ov -112 / Un -108)||7.5 ( Ov +118 / Un -104)||4.5 ( Ov -144 / Un +118)||2.5 ( Ov -111 / Un -115)|
|Russell Westbrook (Wizards)||24.5 ( Ov -106 / Un -116)||9.5 ( Ov +102 / Un -124)||8.5 ( Ov -128 / Un +104)||1.5 ( Ov -120 / Un -106)|
|Davis Bertans (Wizards)||13.5 ( Ov -114 / Un -108)||3.5 ( Ov -110 / Un -110)||1.5 ( Ov +186 / Un -235)||3.5 ( Ov -113 / Un -113)|
Odds taken Feb. 14th from FanDuel
Davis Bertans is Struggling
When the Wizards signed Davis Bertans this offseason, they thought they were getting a guy that was going to contribute is a major way. To say he has had a slow start is quite the understatement. Recently, he has been as cold as someone with a pulse can be.
Davis Bertans’ last 9 games:
9 points (2-6 FG)
9 points (3-9 FG)
12 points (4-11 FG)
6 points (2-7 FG)
9 points (2-3 FG)
11 points (3-8 FG)
6 points (2-10 FG)
11 points (4-13 FG)
1 point (0-7 FG) pic.twitter.com/TNNzR3omFT
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 13, 2021
Over his past nine games, Bertans has cracked double digits three times and never gone for more than 12 points. In three of those games, he has taken at least 10 three-point attempts so it’s not like he is being passed over for opportunities. He is just missing shots.
Bertans is the type of player that can get going at any moment. We’ve seen him in the past get hot and hit three after three. Just last week he nailed four long range bombs in 12 minutes. Even with that barrage, he finished that game with 12 points.
Davis Bertans has 4 threes in 12 minutes 🔥 pic.twitter.com/vjDq850pXP
— Hoop District (@Hoop_District) February 9, 2021
Bertans is not a guy that’s going to do much in the way of peripheral statistics. So far this season, he has neither grabbed more than six rebounds in a game nor dished out more than three assists.
In fact, in his last nine games, he has had two where he failed to pull down even one rebound. In that span he’s even worse in the assist metric as he has only recorded four and never more than one in a single game. This is not a situation to take the over for Bertans in the points-rebounds-assists market.
The Pick: Davis Bertans Under 18.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (-111)
Bertans Does Work Behind Arc
It’s no secret that Bertans is a three-ball guy. That’s why the Wizards signed him to a 5-year, $80 million contract in free agency. His role seems to be that of a guy that just stands behind the three-point line and chucks up a three whenever he feels like he is open.
142-of-161 (88.2%) of Davis Bertans’ shot attempts this season have been from long distance
— Adam Koffler (@AdamKoffler) February 9, 2021
The issue is, Bertans has been off this season. He’s a career 40% three-point shooter and this year he is barely above 30%. At home, he is a dismal 27.4% from behind the arc. This does not feel like a great spot for him to make four or more three-point attempts.
The Pick: Davis Bertans Under 3.5 Three Pointers Made (-113)
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