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NBA odds preview - Nets vs. Celtics

New Jersey NetsBoston Celtics
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

New Jersey Nets vs Boston Celtics Odds


The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Nets in basketball action.

The Celtics currently sports a record of 3-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Nets are 1-5 and 2-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 4-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Nets have gone 2-4 against the number.

View New Jersey vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Nets, who rate No. 26 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-81 victory for the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 28-rated squad against New Jersey's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 9 in the league with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nets own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 95.2 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 108-94 result against the Pacers on January 2. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game OVER the total. Deron Williams scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 108-94 to Indiana at Prudential Center on Monday).

Boston was a 100-92 winner in its last match at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 192 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston got 27 points from Ray Allen en route to a 100-92 victory over Washington on Monday at TD Garden.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Nets at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
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
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Jersey's last 25 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Boston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing New Jersey
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Toronto, Friday, January 6
Boston home to Indiana, Friday, January 6