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Nets vs Celtics Betting Matchup Report

Boston CelticsBrooklyn Nets
23-46March 21, 2014, 07:30 | Barclays Center35-31

Boston pays a visit to Brooklyn on Friday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Barclays Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nets currently sport a record of 35-31, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 35-31 ATS. The Celtics are 23-46 and 35-33-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 32-32-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Celtics have gone 29-40 against the number.View Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Celtics listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 196 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Nets) and the No. 17 (Celtics) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 89-87 result in favor of the Nets is predicted by handicapping models.

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. Avery Bradley scored 23 points leading the Celtics to a 101-96 victory over Miami at TD Garden on Wednesday.

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. Charlotte was scorched by Deron Williams for 25 points as the Nets defated the Bobcats 104-99 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 13 in the league with 43.29 per game. That compares with Brooklyn’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Brooklyn is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 8.27 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 24 with 6.62 per contest.

A few Celtics at Nets trends to consider:
Boston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Brooklyn is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 7 games
Brooklyn is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

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