The Brooklyn Nets (34-28) visit the Boston Celtics (45-18) on Friday. Tip from TD Garden is set for 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Nets vs. Celtics odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Nets fell 142-118 to the New York Knicks Wednesday, failing to cover as 7.5-point road underdogs. They have now lost 4 in a row and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. Brooklyn is 5-5 against the spread (ATS) over that span to stay even at 30-30-2 ATS on the season.
The Celtics took down the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-113 on Wednesday but failed to cover as 4.5-point home favorites. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games and 7-3 ATS in that span. Boston is 33-29-1 ATS this season.
Nets at Celtics odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Nets +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Celtics -575 (bet $575 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Nets +10.5 (-102) | Celtics -10.5 (-118)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Nets at Celtics key injuries
- G Jaylen Brown (face) available
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Nets at Celtics picks and predictions
Celtics 123, Nets 111
There is no value on either side of the moneyline in this matchup.
LEAN CELTICS -10.5 (-118).
The Nets are just 2-5 ATS in their previous 7 games including 1-3 ATS on the road. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Boston has the edge on offense, ranking 4th in the league in points per game (117.7) while the Nets rank 18th (113.7) in the same category, and on defense ranking 9th in the league in opponent points per game (112) while the Nets rank 15th (113.4).
The Nets are also 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these 2 franchises.
BET OVER 227.5 (-112).
The Over is 6-0 in the Nets’ last 6 games following an ATS loss, 4-0 in their last 4 games following an outright loss of more than 10 points, 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
The Over is 4-0 in the Celtics’ last 4 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.
The Over is also 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these 2 in Boston.