Celtics vs Nets: NBA odds preview
The Boston Celtics will be out for revenge on Wednesday night as they take on the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this season in one of the top NBA betting matchups on the day's slate.
Brooklyn knocked off Boston 102-97 in their first meeting of the season back on November 15, but neither team's supporters received a payout on the NBA lines as the Nets were a 5-point home favorite in the PUSH result.
Boston had been 3-0 both SU and ATS in its last three games against the Nets, with the UNDER going 3-7 for totals bettors in the last 10 games between the two teams.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 8-6 so far on the season, and 5-7-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 9-4 and 8-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 9-4-1 and the Nets go 5-8 on the totals.
For bettors going with the Celtics in this one, they were listed earlier as 3.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Celtics rated this week at No. 29 and the Nets sitting at No. 14. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-96 result in favor of the Nets today.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 12 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Nets rate No. 16 with 6.8 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 91.6 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring on their home court.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 96-89 result against the Knicks on November 26. The Nets covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Nets got a 22-point performance from Brook Lopez, who added 11 rebounds as Brooklyn ran past New York 96-89 on Monday at Barclays Center.
Boston won its last outing, a 116-110 result against the Magic on November 25. The Celtics covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Kevin Garnett en route to a 116-110 victory over Orlando on Sunday at Amway Center.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing New York are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Nets at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Brooklyn's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
Brooklyn is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games when playing Boston
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Boston is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Brooklyn at Orlando, Friday, November 30
Boston home to Portland, Friday, November 30