Nets vs. Celtics NBA Odds Preview
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets have played to UNDER results in three of their past four meetings as those teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action at the books on Wednesday.
Boston is 7-3 SU and 6-3-1 ATS over its past 10 games against Brooklyn, including a 93-76 win by the Celtics as a 2.5-point road underdog when the teams last met on December 25. The OVER/UNDER has gone 2-8 in the last 10 Celtics vs. Nets games.
The Celtics sit at 40-37 (35-39-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 45-32 (36-39-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 38-38-1 OU, and Brooklyn is 37-40 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Celtics and the No. 15-rated Nets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Nets on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 96.3 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 5 at 94.8 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 95 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Brooklyn won its last outing, a 104-83 result against the 76ers on April 9. The Nets covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Nets on Tuesday as Brooklyn blasted the 76ers 104-83 at Barclays Center.
Boston was a 107-96 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Celtics grabbed a 107-96 win over the Wizards on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Brandon Bass at TD Garden.
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Nets at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Brooklyn's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Brooklyn's last 14 games
Boston is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing Brooklyn
Boston is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Brooklyn
Brooklyn at Indiana, Friday, April 12
Boston at Miami, Friday, April 12