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Celtics vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
  • Betting Odds BKN +2.5, BOS -143 | BKN +119 O/U 234.5

The Celtics come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 18-5. So far, the team has gone 14-9-0 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Boston has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Celtics are coming off a disappointing 120-116 loss to the Heat. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 7 points. Boston let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Jaylen Brown, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 52.2% of his shots.

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So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 13-11, while going 11-12-1 vs the spread. Brooklyn comes into the game having rattled off 4 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 9.0 points per game

The Nets will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Raptors by a score of 114-105. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Brooklyn was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Raptors to cut into their 23 point halftime lead. In the win, Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 58.8%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last year’s regular season, the two teams played games against each other, with the Celtics walking away a series win at 3-1. Boston finished with an above .500 record on the road in their head-to-head matchups. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Celtics averaged 121.25 points per game vs Brooklyn, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Celtics saw a boost in scoring, the Nets averaged 110.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Boston. This figure was similar to season-long average. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-1-1 in favor of the Celtics. In these matchups, Boston has averaged 116 points per game, while allowing 111. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 227 points per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Celtics offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 121.6 points per contest. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 16.9 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Boston is ranked 7th in fewest turnovers per game.

So far, the Celtics have played well defensively, as they are ranked 1st in the league at 104.48 points per contest.

On offense, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring at 30.82 points per game, placing him 5th in the NBA. Overall, Tatum has hit 47.9% of his shots while accounting for 24.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 27th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 26.62 points per game, Jaylen Brown is the 2nd leading scorer for the Celtics. For the season, he is 53rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 24.39.

For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 18th in scoring at 111.7 points per contest. So far, the Nets are averaging 97.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 49.8%.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

On offense, Kevin Durant leads the Nets in scoring at 29.83 points per game, placing him 7th in the NBA. Overall, Durant has hit 55.4% of his shots while accounting for 22.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 11th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 24.81 points per game, Kyrie Irving is the 2nd leading scorer for the Nets. For the season, he is 65th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting an effective field goal percentage of 22.97.

Celtics vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets +2.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 234.5

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