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Celtics vs Nets Betting Matchup Report

Brooklyn NetsBoston Celtics
30-29March 07, 2014, 07:30 | TD Garden20-41

The Celtics will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at TD Garden on Friday in NBA play.

Boston will face the 30-29 Nets, who own a 31-28 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 25-36 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nets are 30-27-2 favoring the OVER.

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The Celtics were listed as a 3.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 195.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Celtics - Nets odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-87 win for the Nets.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 103-94 winner as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brooklyn got 21 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 103-94 victory over Memphis on Wednesday at Barclays Center.

The Celtics were a 108-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Golden State and falling 108-88 at TD Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 27-ranked offense (95.34 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 10 at 99.22 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 43.43% from the field per game, less than the Nets have managed so far this season (45.15% on average).

A few Nets at Celtics trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Brooklyn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Sacramento, Sunday, March 9th
Boston home to Detroit, Sunday, March 9th