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Pointspread favors Celtics in battle with Nets

Boston CelticsNew Jersey Nets
March 14, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Boston Celtics vs New Jersey Nets Odds

47-17TEAM RECORD21-43

New Jersey will look to improve on its 21-43 record on Monday when they host Boston in NBA odds action at Prudential Center.

This season the Nets are 21-43 overall and 31-33 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 47-17 and 30-32-2 ATS. As for the totals, New Jersey is 31-32-1 on the OU, and Boston is 33-31.

View Boston vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nets in this one, they're listed as 5-point underdogs on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 188 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Nets and the No. 6-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-90 result in favor of the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 28-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 1 at 91.2 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (49% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.3 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

The Celtics were an 87-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (143) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Celtics and Bucks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Milwaukee was handed an 87-56 defeat on Sunday at TD Garden.

The Nets were a 102-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Nets grabbed a 102-98 win over the Clippers on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Brook Lopez at Prudential Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Nets trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
Boston is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Indiana, Wednesday, March 16
New Jersey home to Chicago, Thursday, March 17

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