Nets vs. Celtics Prediction & Odds
Two teams headed in opposite directions will meet in Boston, MA on Friday night where the Celtics will host the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Will the Celtics cover as a whopping 11.5-point home favorite or is there a better play on the board?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
551 Brooklyn Nets (+11.5) at 552 Boston Celtics (-11.5); o/u 227.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, March 3, 2023
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Nets vs. Celtics Public Betting Information
The public favors the Pelicans in this game. Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 53% of public bets are on the Celtics in this contest. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said after Wednesday's loss to the Knicks that Ben Simmons (left knee soreness) will not be available for Friday's game against the Celtics. Simmons has missed Brooklyn's last four games, and Friday will make five. He remains without a stated timeline for a return, and we're at the point where fantasy managers need to consider dropping him. Simmons is rostered in 57% of Yahoo leagues, so it's clear that some have done so. He'll only have one more opportunity to play in Week 19 (Sunday vs. Charlotte). Brooklyn does play four games in Week 20, but that includes a back-to-back, which limits Simmons' upside if he's available.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Jayson Tatum dominated the Cavaliers with 41 points (13-for-21 FGs, 11-for-14 FTs), 11 rebounds, eight assists and four 3-pointers in a 117-113 win on Wednesday. Tatum put his recent shooting struggles behind him with his performance in this game. After shooting 22-for-60 (36.7%) over his first three games after scoring 55 points in the All-Star Game, Tatum played more like the ASG MVP in this game. He was also more aggressive getting to the free throw line, as he shot 11-for-14 after shooting 1-for-1 in their last game and 1-for-2 in the one before that. He's had his fair share of off nights, but as long as he's shooting this well, Boston will be tough to beat.
Nets vs. Celtics NBA Betting Trends
Nets are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings
Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
Celtics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall
Nets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall
Nets vs. Celtics NBA Prediction:
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings at TD Garden, is 6-2 in the Celtics’ last eight games overall and is a perfect 4-0 in their last four home games. On the other side, the over is 11-5-1 in the Nets’ last 17 games overall, is 5-1-1 in their last seven road games and is 6-0 in their last six games following an ATS loss.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NETS/CELTICS OVER 227.5