Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction 2/13/2024

The Boston Celtics (41-12) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (21-31) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Celtics vs Nets

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The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Celtics bested the Heat with a score of 110-106. The Celtics were leading the game going into the second half 59-50.

As they prepare to face the Nets, the Celtics are hoping to add to their above .500 record of 41-12. In their 53 games, the Celtics have gone 28-6 against Eastern Conference teams and 13-6 in non-conference games.

Boston has an overall ATS record of 23-28 for the season so far. In their last three games as favorites, the Celtics have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 2-1 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The Nets Are Coming Off A Win

Cam Thomas led Brooklyn with 25 points against the Spurs, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 56.3% in the game. Nicolas Claxton also contributed 20 points as the Nets won by a score of 123-103 vs. the Spurs.

Despite being heavy underdogs (+8.5), the Nets, who are 21-31 overall, are looking for a win against the Celtics. On the road, the Nets are 8-15 this season compared to their 13-16 mark at home.

So far, Brooklyn’s ATS record is below .500 at 24-26. The Nets maintain an ATS record of 9-14 on the road, while they have a 15-12 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Celtics’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 120.4 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Celtics are one of the most prolific teams in the league. They are currently 5th in the NBA in scoring at 120.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 118.6 points per game.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.8% of their games. In terms of pace, Boston is 15th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Celtics are 12th in the league in field goal percentage at 47%. However, they are 3rd in the league in two-point field goal percentage at 57%.

Nets Offense Breakdown

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Through 52 games the Nets are averaging 113.9 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA.

At home this season, the Nets are averaging 114.1 points per game (22nd) compared to 113.7 on the road. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 113.9 points per game. Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 44.2% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Nets are 6th in made threes per game (13.9) and 7th in three-point attempts. They are shooting 36% from beyond the arc this season.

So far this year, Brooklyn has been an above-average offensive rebounding team, ranking 6th in the NBA. In terms of overall pace, they are 24th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game.

Celtics Team Defense

In the current season, the Celtics defense has excelled, sitting 7th in the NBA by allowing 111.0 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 11.9 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.

Nets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Nets’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 115.2 points per game allowed. Most recently, the Nets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 103 points to the Spurs.

Key Players For The Celtics And Nets

For today’s matchup, we project Jayson Tatum to lead the scoring for the Celtics, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 9/19. This season, he is averaging 27 points per game along with 8.5 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Mikal Bridges as the leading scorer for the Nets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 21 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.3%, and he is contributing 21.8 points per game on average.

Celtics vs Nets Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Boston has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 124 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • The Nets are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Nets have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Brooklyn posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 4-1, while going 1-4 against the spread.

Celtics vs Nets Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Celtics to win, and have the projected score sitting at 132-116. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Celtics at -8.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 227.5, and our model predicts the Celtics and Nets to score a combined 248 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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