Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 5 (12/5): NBA

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 5 (12/5): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Celtics money line +180
Celtics spread +5.5 (-110)
Nets money line -220
Nets spread -5.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets
Record 11-10 11-11
Road / home record 3-6 6-4
Streak W1 W2
Points per game 108.00 111.00
Points allowed per game 110.33 111.67
Rebounds per game 44.00 40.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.67 44.33
Over / under record 11-10 9-13
 

Preview

The Boston Celtics hit the road and will visit the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other earlier this month in Boston where the Nets outscored the Celtics 128-86.  

 

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 3-6 on the road so far this season with an 11-10 record overall ranking 1st in the Southeast Division. The Celtics have gone 7-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston has a 4-4 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

Bradley Beal is averaging 23.5 points and 5.6 assists for the Celtics. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over the past 10 games for Boston.

In their last 10 games the Celtics are 6-4, averaging 114.4 points, 41.3 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111 points per game.

Brooklyn Nets

The Nets get here with an 11-11 record and are 6-4 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Atlantic. The Nets are 7-5 in conference matchups. Brooklyn is 6-6 in games decided by at least 10 points.

Royce O'Neale averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Nets, scoring 9.9 points while shooting 42.3% from beyond the arc. Durant is averaging 30 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.8 blocks over the past 10 games for Brooklyn.

In their last 10 games the Nets are 6-4, averaging 112.5 points, 45.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games.

Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Brooklyn.

Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Boston are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Brooklyn's last 16 games.

Brooklyn are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Brooklyn's last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

 

Prediction

The Nets have won 3 of their last 4 games and they have been playing better defense since Kyrie Irving returned. The Celtics offense exploded in their last game scoring 142 points vs Twolves. I expect a high scoring game as both offenses are hot right now. Take the over.

PICK: Over 229.5 (-110)

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