Tip-off for this divisional matchup between the Celtics and Nets is set for 7:30 ET in Brooklyn. Boston is currently favored by 8.5 points and has won four straight games. The over/under line for this game is 227.5 points.
TV coverage of this game will be provided by NBCS. The Celtics are 41-12 on the season and hold the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are 21-31 and currently sit 11th in the East.
BOSTON CELTICS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Celtics -8.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 7:30 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON CELTICS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 132-116 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 18 threes.
Do the Celtics Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?
The Celtics have a season record of 41-12, which is the best in the Eastern Conference. On the road, they are 16-9 and have won five straight games.
In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Celtics are 28-6 and 11-1 against opponents in the Atlantic Division. Their average scoring margin on the road is +6.1 points per game.
Against the spread, the Celtics are 23-28 overall and have failed to cover in their last three games. As the favorite, they are 21-27 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +9.9 PPG.
In their most recent game, the Celtics defeated the Heat by a score of 110-106. The O/U line for that game was 224 points, and Boston was favored by 8 points.
This season, the Celtics have an O/U record of 26-27, and their games have averaged a combined 231.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 227.5.
Heading into their matchup against the Nets, the Celtics are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league. They lead the NBA in three-point attempts per game at 42.7 and are hitting 37% from beyond the arc, which is 4th in the league.
Overall, Boston is 5th in the NBA in scoring at 120.4 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 122.1 points compared to 118.6 on the road.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Celtics are one of the most efficient teams in the league at 57% (3rd). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 12th at 47%.
Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 7th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.0 points per game. Opponents are hitting 51.8% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.7% of their three-point attempts.
Will Brooklyn Make it Happen at Home?
In their last game, the Nets defeated the Spurs by a score of 123-103. The combined scoring total in that game was 226 points, which was below the over/under line of 232.
As the underdog, the Nets have lost three straight games against the spread. Today, they are 8.5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 9-26 as the underdog. Overall, their ATS record is 24-26 (15-12 at home and 9-14 on the road).
Brooklyn’s O/U record for the season is 25-27, and their games have averaged 229.1 points per game. The under has hit in their last four games.
The Nets are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-31. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 4th place. Against the Eastern Conference, Brooklyn is 14-15 compared to 7-16 in non-conference games.
Overall, the Nets are 13-16 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +1.4 points per game. In comparison, their road scoring differential is -4.6 PPG.
This season, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which puts them 19th in the league. In home games, they are averaging 114.1 points per game.
So far, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is shooting 46% from the field, which is 25th in the league.
One area where the Nets have excelled is in three-point shooting. They are making an average of 13.9 threes per game, which is 6th in the NBA. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th in the league.
So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 115.2 points per contest. Brooklyn struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Spurs, giving up 9. For the game, San Antonio scored 103 points in the game.