Nets vs. Celtics Game 4 Prediction
The Celtics took Game 3 as a home dog on Friday night and they’ll have an opportunity to even their series with the Nets in Game 4 on Sunday. After back-to-back overs, will the under cash tonight?
505 Brooklyn Nets (-7) at 506 Boston Celtics (+7); o/u 228.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 30, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Brooklyn Nets DFS Notes
James Harden dropped 41 points with 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and seven triples in Friday's Game 3 loss to Boston. Harden and Kevin Durant (39 points) are the second set of teammates in Nets Playoff history to score 30+ points in the same game, joining Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson who did so way back in 2006. It wasn’t enough though, as the Nets had no answer for a red hot Jayson Tatum. As for Kyrie Irving, he had a rough showing vs. his former team with 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting, drawing boos from the crowd all night long.
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum went bonkers for a playoff career-high 50 points in a 125-119 Game 3 win over the Nets, adding seven dimes, six rebounds, two steals, one block and five triples in 41 minutes. Tatum struggled mightily in the first two games, scoring a combined 31 points on 9-of-32 shooting, but bounced back for the sixth 50-point playoff performance in Boston history. "We're running plays for him; we're doing everything that we can to help him. But at the same time, Jayson has to continue to be able to adjust to the defense that he's seeing out there," Marcus Smart said before the game. "We just gotta continue to get open for him. We gotta continue to get in his eyesight, and JT [has] to continue to make the pass to us, even if we're making or missing them. Eventually, shots will fall, and it'll open up a lot for him." Game 4 is set for Sunday, though the Celtics could be without Robert Williams (ankle).
Nets vs. Celtics Playoffs Prediction
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, is 4-1 in the Nets’ last five games versus an opponent with a losing record and is 4-1 in their last five road games. On the other side, the under is 11-5 in the Celtics’ last 16 games as a home underdog and is 5-2 in their last seven playoff games as an underdog.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: NETS/CELTICS UNDER 228.5