Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Prediction 2/14/2024

The Brooklyn Nets (21-32) travel to face off against the Boston Celtics (42-12) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on NBCS. The Celtics are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Nets’ most recent matchup against the Celtics saw Mikal Bridges lead the Nets with 27 points while shooting 10/20 from the field. Cam Thomas contributed 26 points, but Brooklyn lost the game 118-110.

Across their last ten games, the Nets have gone 4-6 and are now 21-32 overall. When playing on the road, the Nets are 8-15 this season, while going 13-17 in home games.

Brooklyn’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 24-26 for the season. When playing on the road, the Nets hold an ATS record of 9-14 in contrast to a 15-12 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win

The Celtics clinched a 118-110 win over the Nets in their previous game. Going into the second half the Celtics held the lead at 72-57.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Nets, the Celtics are looking to stay above .500. So far, they are 42-12 overall. In Eastern Conference games, the Celtics are 29-6 and they are 13-6 in non-conference games.

Boston comes in with an overall ATS record of 23-28 so far this season. On the road, the Celtics have an ATS record of 10-14 compared to a 13-14 record vs. the spread at home.

Nets Offense Breakdown

This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 113.9 points per game.

The Nets are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 6th in three-pointers made per game at 13.9. They have attempted the 8th most threes per game, but their three-point shooting percentage is 11th in the NBA at 36%.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets are 19th in the league at 113.9 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (113.7) than at home (114.0). In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 24th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Brooklyn is 24th in the league at 46%. They are also 24th in free throw attempts and makes per game.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

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The Celtics come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 120.4 points per game (5th).

This season, the Celtics have been one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the NBA. They lead the league in three-point attempts per game at 42.6 and are hitting 37% of their shots from beyond the arc, which is 4th in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, Boston is 5th in the league at 120.4 points per game. At home, they are averaging 122.1 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA.

Overall, the Celtics are 12th in the league in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the NBA at 98.6 possessions per game.

Nets Team Defense

On average, the Brooklyn defense is giving up 115.2 points per game (16th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Nets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.9% from downtown.

Celtics Team Defense

On defense, the Celtics come into the game ranked 6th in the league in points allowed at 111.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115 points per contest (20th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Celtics squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 51.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.9% from downtown.

Key Players For The Nets And Celtics

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Mikal Bridges is set to be the main scorer for the Nets, recording 21 points and shooting 7/16 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.9 points per game, along with 4.9 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jayson Tatum as the leading scorer for the Celtics. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.6% and is averaging 27.3 points per contest.

Nets vs Celtics Trends

  • Brooklyn has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 126 points per game while allowing 119. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Through their last five home games, Boston has an ATS record of just 2-2-1. However, their overall record was 5-0 while averaging 121 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Brooklyn has an ATS mark of 1-3-1 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Celtics have put together 0-2-1 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.

Nets vs Celtics Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Nets vs. Celtics game, our recommendation is to take the Nets at +13. Despite our model showing the Celtics winning 112-109, we like Nets as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 226.5, and our model projects the Nets and Celtics to reach a combined total of 221 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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