Nets vs. Celtics prediction:
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets will play in an Atlantic Division game on Tuesday. The Celtics have a 30-25 overall and 12-15 on the road record, while the Nets have a 29-24 mark and a 12-13 record at home.
James Harden and Nicolas Claxton are questionable for the Nets because of injuries. Bol Bol and PJ Dozier are not with the Celtics. The game is at 7:30 pm. There is an hour in Brooklyn.
The Celtics are listed as a five-point road favorite, while the total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored is 216.5 in the latest Nets vs. Celtics odds. Before making any Nets or Celtics picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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The Celtics are -5 against the Nets.
Nets vs Celtics are over-unders.
Nets -180 and Celtics – 220 are the money lines.
The Celtics are 14-12-1 against the spread on the road.
The Nets are 9-19-1 against the spread at home.
The Celtics can cover.
The Celtics have a clear edge on offense against the shorthanded Nets. The Celtics are leading the NBA in free-throw accuracy and are above-average in offensive rebound rate and 3-pointers per game.
Brooklyn is ranked 28th in the NBA in defensive rebound rate and 25th in turnover creation rate. Boston leads the league in 2-point accuracy, and the Celtics are giving up the fourth-fewest points per 100 possessions in the NBA.
The Celtics are second in the NBA in several categories, including field- goal percentage allowed, blocked shots, and points in the paint.
The Celtics are the only team in the league that allows less than 21.6 assists per game, and they are also the only team that allows more than 20 attempts per game.
The Nets can cover.
The team’s statistical profile shows how effective Brooklyn is on the offensive side of the floor. Brooklyn is in the top five of the NBA in field- goal percentage and free-throw percentage, while the Nets are in the top eight of the NBA in points per possession.
The Nets are in the top 10 in assists per game, assist percentage, assist-to-turnover ratio and fast break points.
The Nets are allowing opponents to shoot at them at a rate of 44.6%, including 34.3% from 3-point range. The Nets are blocking shots and opponents are giving up 23.7 assists per game. Boston’s offense is below average, with the Celtics ranking 22nd in field- goal percentage, 22nd in 3-point percentage, and 22nd in assists and free-throw attempts.
How to pick the Celtics and Nets.
SportsLine’s model is leaning towards the total, with 207 combined points. The model says one side of the spread hits over 60 percent of the time.
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