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Pointspread favors Nets in battle with Celtics

Boston CelticsBrooklyn Nets
Dec 25, 12:00 PM | Barclays Center

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD14-12

The Nets will hit the floor running against the visiting Boston Celtics on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Brooklyn will face the 13-13 Celtics, who own a 9-14-3 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nets are 9-17 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Celtics are 15-10-1 favoring the OVER.

View Boston vs Brooklyn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nets in this one found them as 4-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 189.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Nets and the No. 20-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-95 result in favor of the Nets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 19-rated squad against Boston's No. 30-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 8 in the league with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 28 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.8 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

The Celtics were a 99-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. The Celtics got a terrific 35-point performance from Paul Pierce but Milwaukee handed them a 99-94 defeat on Friday at TD Garden.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 95-92 winner as they battled the 76ers at home. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brooklyn earned a 95-92 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday, getting 22 points from Joe Johnson at Barclays Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Celtics at Nets trends to consider:
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
Boston is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Brooklyn
Boston is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Brooklyn is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Boston at LA Clippers, Thursday, December 27
Brooklyn at Milwaukee, Wednesday, December 26