The Brooklyn Nets (4-4) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (5-2) on Friday, November 10th. This game will be played at TD Garden in TD Garden and televised on ESPN. The Nets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Celtics are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Nets vs Celtics
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Nets defeated the Clippers with a final score of 100-93. Before the game, the Nets were the underdogs with a +5.5 point advantage, securing both a straight-up and ATS victory. In terms of the over/under, the combined 193 points was below the over/under line of 231.5.
Today, the Nets are entering the action with an overall record of 4-4 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. The team currently sits 6th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Atlantic division.
Against the spread, the Nets have yet to lose, coming in with an ATS record of 7-0. With their undefeated ATS record, the Nets have a +3.2 scoring margin on the road and -2.0 at home.
The Celtics Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Celtics fell to the 76ers by a score of 106-103. Besides losing the game outright, the Celtics also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -3 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 209 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 228.5.
Getting ready to face the Nets, the Celtics hold an overall record of 5-2 and need a win to break their two game losing streak. Across their seven games, the Celtics have recorded a 5-1 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 0-1 record in non-conference games.
Boston’s ATS record sits below .500 (2-4). On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 1-3 compared to a 1-1 record vs. the spread at home.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 115.4 points per game (11th). The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.5 made 3’s per game. A key to the teams offensive success is their ability to avoid turning the ball over. So far, Brooklyn is ranked 2nd in fewest turnovers per game.
Celtics Offense Breakdown
The Boston offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 3rd ranked offense at 120.6 points per game. So far, Boston is averaging 101.3 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Despite their up-tempo style of play, the team could enhance their scoring efficiency, as they currently hold the 16th position in the league for overall field goal percentage, with a rate of 55%.
Nets Team Defense
The Nets’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 114.8 points per contest.
Most recently, the Nets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 93 points to the Clippers.
Celtics Team Defense
The Celtics’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 108.6 points per contest.
Boston’s defense is currently forcing 13.6 turnovers per game, which is 10th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 15th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Nets And Celtics
In today’s game, our projections have Mikal Bridges leading the Nets with 15 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 20.4 points per game, in addition to 5.6 rebounds.
As for Boston, Jayson Tatum is projected to be the primary scorer for the Celtics. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 16, and adding 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.7% and is averaging 28.4 points per contest.
Nets vs Celtics Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Across the Celtics last three home games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-2-1, while going 1-2 straight-up.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 3-7 straight up.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-6-1.
Nets vs Celtics Prediction
For a point-spread wager in this Celtics vs. Celtics game, we suggest taking the Nets at +10.5. Even though our predictions have the Celtics winning 109-102, we see the Celtics as the better choice on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 226 and given that our model is projecting 211 points between the teams, we like the under.
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