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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Don Best NBA Playoff Odds & Trends for 5/22/2021

The Boston Celtics (36-36, 0-0) are 8-point underdogs heading into Game 1 of the against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 0-0) at Barclays Center on Saturday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The series is tied .

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: ABC

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Nets vs. Celtics Betting Data

Nets vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -8 -110 -110 232.5 -110 -110

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Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has a 37-34 record against the spread this season.
  • The Nets have not fared well as an 8-point favorite, going 6-11 against the spread when favored by at least 8 points.
  • Brooklyn has gone over the point total the majority of the time, in 40 of 71 games (56.3%).

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a losing (35-37) record against the spread this season.
  • When the Celtics are at least 8-point underdogs, they are 6-5 against the spread.
  • Boston hit the over in 51.4% of its games (37 of 72 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn and its opponents have gone over Saturday's 232.5 total in 33 out of 72 games (45.8%) this season.
  • In 22 out of Boston's 73 games this season (30.1%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the total in Saturday's matchup.
  • The Nets average 118.6 points per game against the Celtics' 112.7, amounting to 1.2 points under the matchup's point total of 232.5.
  • This game's over/under is 7.4 fewer points than the 225.1 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.6 over/under in their games this season, 0.1 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 8.8 points separates this contest's over/under (232.5 points) and the average total points bet in Celtics' games (223.7 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

Brooklyn has won a majority of its last 10 games against Boston, going 7-3, while the Nets also perform better against the spread, accumulating a 5-2 record ATS in those contests against the Celtics.

Nets vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
4/23/2021 Nets Nets -3.5 225 -160 133 Regular Season 109-104 BKN
3/11/2021 Nets Nets -2.5 232 -136 114 Regular Season 121-109 BKN
12/25/2020 Nets Celtics -3 230 -145 122 Regular Season 123-95 BKN
8/5/2020 Celtics Celtics -9 223.5 -430 337 Regular Season 149-115 BOS
3/3/2020 Celtics Celtics -6.5 219 -277 223 Regular Season 129-120 BKN
11/29/2019 Celtics Nets -4.5 213 -205 170 Regular Season 112-107 BKN
11/27/2019 Celtics Celtics -8.5 213.5 -387 295 Regular Season 121-110 BOS
3/30/2019 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 110-96 BKN
1/28/2019 - Celtics - - - - Regular Season 112-104 BOS
1/14/2019 - Nets - - - - Regular Season 109-102 BKN

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Nets Players to Watch

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Nets is James Harden, who grabs 7.9 boards and administers 10.8 assists per game to go with a 24.6 PPG scoring average.
  • Kevin Durant leads Brooklyn in scoring, averaging 26.9 per game to go with 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
  • Joe Harris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Nets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.1 per contest.
  • Kyrie Irving is Brooklyn's leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Nicolas Claxton leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

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Celtics Players to Watch

  • Jayson Tatum racks up 26.4 points per game and is the top scorer for the Celtics.
  • Tristan Thompson has a stat line of 8.1 rebounds, 7.6 points and 1.2 assists per game for Boston to take the top rebound spot on the team. Marcus Smart has the top spot for assists with 5.7 per game, adding 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
  • Kemba Walker makes 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Celtics.
  • Boston's leader in steals is Smart with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III with 1.8 per game.

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Injury Report

Nets:

Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),

Landry Shamet: Day To Day (Ankle)

Celtics:

Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),

Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Toe)

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