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Nets battle vs Celtics highlights NBA odds

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April 14, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Boston Celtics vs New Jersey Nets Odds

34-25TEAM RECORD22-38

The Nets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Celtics tip off at Prudential Center on Saturday in NBA play.

The Nets are 22-38 so far on the season, and 26-33-1 ATS vs. the number. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 34-25 and 29-29-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Jersey go 30-29-1 and the Celtics go 26-33 on the totals.

View Boston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 184.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nets - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-88 win for the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Jersey's No. 26-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Jersey rates No. 4 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 84-79 loser as they battled the Raptors on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 163 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston suffered an 84-79 loss against Toronto on Friday, getting 18 points from Paul Pierce in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 95-89 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Nets covered in the match as a 11-point underdog, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nets got 23 points from Gerald Green as New Jersey ran past Philadelphia 95-89 on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Celtics at Nets trends to consider:
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Boston is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of New Jersey's last 21 games at home

Next up:
Boston at Charlotte, Sunday, April 15
New Jersey home to Miami, Monday, April 16

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