At 7:30 ET, the Celtics (-857) will host the Nets (+578) in an Eastern Atlantic Division matchup. Currently, Boston is on a five-game winning streak and is 42-12 overall. Brooklyn is 21-32 and 11th in the East.

TD Garden in Boston will be the site of this game. The Celtics are favored by 13 points and the over/under line is set at 226.5. NBCS will have TV coverage of this game.


The Pick: Brooklyn Nets +13

This game will be played at TD Garden at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-109 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 47.7% and knocking down 16 threes.

Can Brooklyn Grab a Win on the Road?

The Nets have an O/U record of 26-27 this season, and their games have averaged a combined 229.1 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 226.5.

As the underdog, the Nets have gone 9-27 straight-up and 14-19 ATS. They have been the underdog in 36 of their 53 games this season.

In their last game against the Celtics, the Nets lost by a score of 118-110. They were 8-point underdogs in that game, which resulted in a push against the spread.

On the road, the Nets are 8-15 this season and 9-14 ATS. Their average scoring differential on the road is -4.6 points per game.

Against Eastern Conference teams, the Nets are 14-16 compared to 7-16 against the West. This puts them in 11th place in the East and 4th in the Atlantic Division.

This season, the Brooklyn Nets are averaging 113.9 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. In terms of scoring on the road, they are also 19th with an average of 113.7 points per game.

When it comes to their pace of play, the Nets are 24th in the league at 97.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% overall, which is also 24th in the NBA.

One area where Brooklyn has excelled this season is three-point shooting. They are 6th in the league in made threes per game at 13.9. However, their overall offensive efficiency is just 24th in the NBA.

Brooklyn’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 115.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Are Boston Ready for a Home Win?

Today, the Celtics are favored by 13 points at home against the Nets. This season, Boston has been favored in 51 of their 54 games and has gone 40-11 in those games. The team has won five straight games as the favorite.

In their last game against the Nets, the Celtics won 118-110 as 8-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was also 226.5. This win improved the Celtics’ record to 42-12, which is the best in the Eastern Conference.

In terms of their ATS record, the Celtics are 23-28 for the season, including a 13-14 record at home. The team has failed to cover the spread in their last two home games.

This season, the Celtics have an average scoring differential of +12.4 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is +6.2 PPG. In their last five games, the Celtics have won three straight at home.

On average, the Celtics’ games have finished with 231.4 points per game this season, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 226.5. The team’s O/U record for the season is 27-27.

At home, the Celtics have been one of the most potent offenses in the NBA, averaging 122.1 points per game (6th). Overall, they are 5th in scoring at 120.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Boston is 15th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Boston is 12th in the league at 48%. However, they have been one of the most efficient teams from beyond the arc, leading the NBA in three-point makes per game (16.1).

When it comes to two-point field goals, the Celtics are 4th in the league at 57%. In terms of offensive rebounds, Boston is 16th in the NBA, averaging 10.7 per game. Finally, the Celtics are 19th in assists at 26.1 per game.

The Celtics’ defense is presently ranked 6th in the league, allowing an average of 111.0 points per contest. Most recently, the Celtics’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 110 points to the Nets.