Celtics vs. Nets Prediction
Will the Boston Celtics be able to go on the road and slow down the Brooklyn Nets when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?
501 Boston Celtics vs. 502 Brooklyn Nets
Monday, November 14, 2019
7:30PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 221 points. The public betting for this game currently has 89 percent going on the Celtics as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Irving questionable for Celtics
The Celtics are coming off a 105-103 loss at Orlando on Saturday in which Kyrie Irving was injured. He suffered a quad bruise that has him as a game-time decision to play tonight. Boston is 25-17 on the season, 10-12 on the road, 22-20 against the spread and 26-16 with the over.
Boston is playing very well on defense, allowing just 105.6 points per game while holding opponents to 44.2 percent shooting from the field and 33.2 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Boston is putting up 111.9 points per game. Irving is averaging 22.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game this season while Jayson Tatum is adding 16.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Nets fall at Toronto
Brooklyn is coming off a 122-105 loss at Toronto on Friday for their second loss in three games. The Nets are now 21-23 on the season, 11-11 at home, 23-21 against the spread and 23-21 with the over.
The Nets are putting up 110.7 points per game on offense while shooting 36 percent from the arc. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 111.5 points per game while opponents shoot 46.8 percent from the field. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 18.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 16.9 points and 5.0 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, but 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 conference games.
Brooklyn is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on 2 days of rest.
Obviously you need to keep an eye on the Irving situation. His status will make a big impact on the game. The Nets have played much better at home this season, averaging nearly 5 points more per game. The Celtics are just 8-14 against the spread on the road this season and, even with Irving, I think this could be a tough game for them. The Celtics have lost three straight on the road and I will take my chances on Brooklyn with the points at home.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +4.5