Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA on ESPN game. Both teams looking for their 4th win in a row meet up in Boston as the Celtics take on the Brooklyn Nets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The loss against the Warriors a week ago was a wake-up call for the Nets and they’ve responded appropriately with 3 wins in a row. Their latest victim were the Cleveland Cavaliers who they beat 117-112 on their home court. Kevin Durant had his standard 27 points, while James Harden added 14 points and 14 assists. LaMarcus Aldridge had one his best games since signing with the Nets with 21 points off the bench. The Nets will once again be shorthanded as Joe Harris, Nick Claxton, Bruce Brown Jr. have all been ruled out for this one. But, with so much momentum on their side the Nets might not even notice they are missing. Brooklyn has won 7 of 8 against the Celtics while going 7-1 ATS in those 8 games.
Boston also has a ton of momentum coming into tonight’s game having won 3 straight and 4 of their last 5, just like the Nets have. All 3 of those wins came at home against not-so-impressive opponents in the Lakers, Thunder and Rockets. Still, the Celtics are clicking right now, they’ve beaten their last 5 opponents at home and have covered the spread 8 times in their last 11 games overall. In the 108-90 win over Houston they finally got back their 2nd best player Jaylen Brown who returned to the line-up following a long layoff due to a hamstring injury. According to the medical report he is ‘questionable’ for tonight as the team might opt to rest him, but knowing Brown I think he will do everything to play tonight. Boston will need everyone to step up tonight, they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 5 games against division rivals.
The stats might be on Brooklyn’s side coming into tonight’s game, but we’ve seen players like Tatum step up when it matters the most for Boston. Playing in front of their own fans will also make a difference here, the Celtic players have underachieved so far this season and I think this is the perfect opportunity for a statement win. Give me the Celtics and the free points here.
Boston Celtics – Brooklyn Nets Odds
Boston Celtics – Brooklyn Nets Predictions
Boston +1.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Both defenses have been solid in the month of November. The Nets have held 4 of their last 8 opponents under 100 points and their last 3 to just 41% shooting from the field. Boston’s last 5 opponents have averaged just 101 points against them, with 2 of them scoring under 100 points. With Jaylen Brown back in the line-up, they now have someone to guard James Harden for the entire game. Slowing him down will be the key for the Celtics, Kevin Durant will get his because he’s Kevin Durant. In terms of pace the Celtics rank only 22nd in the NBA, playing at home in front of the fans I expect them to dictate the tempo. This game will also be broadcasted on national TV and both teams will put in the extra effort on defense to get the win. In a game between two teams ranked 6th and 8th in defensive rating, you simply have to back the under.
Under 216 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365