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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Don Best NBA Playoff Odds & Trends for 5/28/2021

The Boston Celtics (36-36, 0-2) are 8-point underdogs heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 2-0) at TD Garden on Friday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The Nets hold a 2-0 lead in the series.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:30 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 -105 -115 227 -110 -110

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Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn beat the spread more often than not this year, going 39-34 against the spread.
  • The Nets' record against the spread as at least an 8-point favorite is under .500 at 8-11.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 56.2% of games (41 out of 73 matchups).

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has a losing (35-39) record against the spread this season.
  • When the Celtics are at least 8-point underdogs, they are 6-5 against the spread.
  • Boston has hit the over in 38 of 74 games this season (51.4%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn's games this season have gone over the point total for Friday's matchup point total (227 points) in 59.5% of opportunities (44 out of 74 matchups).
  • In Boston's games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday's matchup over/under in 37 out of 75 matchups (49.3%).
  • The Nets average 118.5 points per game against the Celtics' 112.4, amounting to 3.9 points over the matchup's over/under of 227.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 224.9 points per game, 2.1 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.2 over/under in their games this season, 5.2 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 3.5 points separates this matchup's over/under (227 points) and the average total points bet in Celtics' games (223.5 points) this season.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Brooklyn has won eight games against Boston, while the Nets also maintain a 7-2 advantage covering the spread against the Celtics.

Nets vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
5/25/2021 Nets Nets -9 228 -457 344 Playoffs 130-108 BKN
5/22/2021 Nets Nets -8.5 233 -416 323 Playoffs 104-93 BKN
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

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Nets Players to Watch

  • The Nets leader in rebounds and assist is James Harden, who grabs 7.9 rebounds and distributes 10.8 assists per game along with scoring 24.6 points per contest.
  • Brooklyn's leading scorer is Kevin Durant, who tallies 26.9 points a game in addition to his 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
  • The Nets get the most three-point shooting production out of Joe Harris, who makes 3.1 threes per game.
  • Kyrie Irving and Nicolas Claxton lead Brooklyn on the defensive end, with Irving leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Claxton in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

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Celtics Players to Watch

  • Jayson Tatum is the top scorer for the Celtics with 26.4 points per game. He also tacks on 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • 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 outing.
  • Kemba Walker is dependable from distance and leads the Celtics with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Smart (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Boston while Robert Williams III (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Injury Report

Nets:

Jeff Green: Out (Foot),

Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

Celtics:

Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist)

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