NBA PLAYOFFS: BROOKLYN NETS VS BOSTON CELTICS ODDS AND PICKS
The Boston Celtics (51-31) are facing a dogfight as they host the Brooklyn Nets (45-37) in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the TD Garden in Massachusetts on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Celtics come out as the slight 4-point favorites against the Nets. See more predictions in the Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Nets +4 (-110)
- Nets vs Celtics Over/Under: 226 points
The Nets (33-48-3 ATS) are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 games against the Celtics and are 4-1 SU in their last five matches this season. The total has gone OVER in five of Brooklyn’s last five outings when playing on the road against Boston.
The Celtics (43-38-2 ATS) went 16-4 SU in their last 20 games this season and are 4-1 ATS in their last five, even as the total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston’s last 13 matches. Boston barely claimed the Game 1 win with a 115-114 decision on Jayson Tatum’s layup before the buzzer, so expect another close one in Game 2.
Brooklyn is expected to get big production from Kevin Durant (29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists per game) and Kyrie Irving (27.4 ppg, 5.8 apg) but the Nets also hope to spread the offense to role players like Seth Curry (14.9 ppg) and Bruce Brown (9.0 ppg) in order to tie the series and carry some momentum when they return home for Game 3.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 123 Boston Celtics – 110 Brooklyn Nets
- Over/Under — OVER 226 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
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