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Boston CelticsBrooklyn Nets
10-12December 10, 2013, 07:30 | Barclays Center6-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Boston when they hit take on the Nets on Tuesday in pro hoops betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets currently sport a record of 6-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-13 ATS. The Celtics are 10-12 and 13-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 10-9-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 8-14 against the number.

View Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 193 at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Nets and the No. 15-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 89-82 result in favor of the Celtics.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 90-82 winner as they battled the Bucks on the road. The Nets covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 172 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nets got a 32-point performance from Brook Lopez as Brooklyn handed Milwaukee a 90-82 defeat on Saturday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.4 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 5 at 95.77 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 43.13% so far, less than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.41% per game.

Next up:
Boston home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 11th
Brooklyn home to Los Angeles, Thursday, December 12th