Nets vs. Celtics Prediction
Will the Boston Celtics be able to cover a double-digit spread at home when they host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30PM ET?
533 Brooklyn Nets vs. 534 Boston Celtics
Monday, January 28, 2019
7:30PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Nets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 221 points. The public betting for this game currently is split down the middle, 50-50. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nets on a tear
Brooklyn is coming off a 109-99 win over the Knicks at home on Friday. The Nets have won six straight games while going 5-1 against the spread. Brooklyn is 27-23 on the season, 12-12 on the road, 28-22 against the spread and 26-24 with the over.
The Nets are in the middle of the road on both offense and defense. They are averaging 111.8 points per game this season while giving up 111.4 points per contest. The team has a lot on the injury report, with eight currently listed. Five of those eight are out indefinitely. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team this season with 19.2 points and 6.4 assists per game. The next three leading scorers are all injured, with Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie both out for a while. Joe Harris is questionable to play today due to a hip injury.
Celtics edged by Warriors
The Boston Celtics are coming off a 115-111 loss to Golden State at home on Saturday to put an end to their 5-game win streak. Boston is now 30-19 on the season, 19-6 at home, 25-24 against the spread and 29-20 with the over.
The Celtics are a strong defensive team, allowing just 105.9 points per game this year while limiting opponents to 44.2 percent shooting from the field and 33.5 percent from the arc. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.2 points per contest. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 23.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game. Jayson Tatum is adding 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Nets are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine when playing on two days of rest and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against Atlantic Division opponents.
The Celtics are 35-16 against the spread in their last 51 home games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Eastern Conference games.
These two have played twice this month, with the home team winning and cover in both games. The Nets are playing well, but going on the road hasn’t been easy for them and they are severely beat up. Boston is 16-9 against the spread at home this season and coming off a tough loss to the Warriors. The Celtics should be eager to make a statement following the loss. I think Brooklyn will struggle with the Boston defense, especially without a lot of capable fresh legs.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -10.5