Celtics vs. Nets Prediction
Can the Brooklyn Nets hold off the Boston Celtics and pick up a key win at home when the two meet up tonight at 6PM ET?
531 Boston Celtics vs. 532 Brooklyn Nets
Saturday, March 30, 2019
6PM ET – Barclays Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nets are the slim favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Celtics. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 226 points. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent going on the Celtics on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Celtics edge Pacers
Boston is coming off a 114-112 win at home over Indiana last night for a second straight win. However, the Celtics are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine. Boston is now 45-31 overall, 18-19 on the road, 36-39-1 against the spread and 43-33 with the over. The Celtics are tied for the fourth spot in the East with Indiana.
The Celtics are averaging 112.6 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.6 percent from the floor. Defensively, Boston is giving up 108.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 45 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 23.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
Nets end long road trip
Brooklyn is coming off a 123-110 loss at Philadelphia on Thursday to cap a 7-game road trip where it went 2-5 overall and 4-3 against the spread. Brooklyn is now 38-38 overall, 21-16 at home, 41-35 against the spread and 39-37 with the over. Brooklyn is seventh in the East right now, ½ a game out of the sixth seed.
The Nets are putting up 112 points per game this season while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Brooklyn is giving up 112.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent against them. Allen Crabbe is out for the game due to a knee injury. D’Angelo Russell is leading the team with 20.8 points and 7.0 assists per game while Spencer Dinwiddie is adding 17.4 points and 4.7 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 games on 0 rest and 0-4 ATS in their last four after a win.
The Nets are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five Atlantic Division games.
The Celtics are coming off a hard-fought game last night and now hit the road to face a Brooklyn team that is eager to be back home after a long road trip. The Celtics are sub-.500 against the spread on the road and come into today as a favorite. Brooklyn need this game as much as the Celtics do. The home team has won all three games in this series and I think it happens again tonight.
NBA Prediction: Brooklyn Nets +1.5