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Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

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