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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets meet at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Boston was a 101-96 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Brooklyn was a 104-99 winner at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (203) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 23-46 SU, 35-33-1 ATS

is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of last 14 games when playing Brooklyn
is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Brooklyn:
Team record: 35-31 SU, 35-31 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 26
Brooklyn at Dallas, Sunday, March 23