Celtics vs. Nets Prediction & Odds
The first-place Celtics head to Brooklyn to take on the second-place Nets Sunday evening at 6:00 PM ET. Can the Celtics cover the 3-point spread as road favorites?
The Boston Celtics are 18-5 on the season. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Celtics are 14-9 ATS on the year.
The Brooklyn Nets are 13-11 on the season. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Nets are 11-12-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
527 Boston Celtics (-3) at 528 Brooklyn Nets (+3); O/U 234
6:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 4, 2022
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Celtics vs. Nets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 68% of public bettors are currently backing the Celtics -3 in this contest. Do note that these numbers are subject to change so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a hip injury. Smart is Boston’s fourth-leading scorer and leads the team in steals per game. Guards Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon could see more shots if Smart is forced to sit out against Brooklyn.
For your DFS lineup, consider Boston small forward Jayson Tatum. Tatum is averaging a career-high 30.8 points per game this season. That figure ranks fourth in the NBA. Tatum is doing his scoring efficiently as well. For the season, Jayson Tatum has posted career highs in field goal percentage (47.9), made field goals per game (10), and three-pointers made per game (3.4). If all that wasn’t enough, Tatum is providing some help on the glass as well, as he’s collecting 8 rebounds per game. That number leads the Celtics. If you need high-efficiency scoring and rebounding from your small forward spot, you could do worse than Jayson Tatum on Sunday.
Brooklyn Nets DFS Spin
Brooklyn guards Ben Simmons, Edmond Sumner, and Alondes Williams are all likely to miss Saturday’s game against the Celtics. This could mean more minutes and shots for Brooklyn point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving might be a bit fresher than some of his teammates because he missed some games due to a suspension earlier this year. On the court, Irving has been as good as ever, as he’s pouring in 24.8 points per game on 48.2% shooting from the field. Irving was Brooklyn’s leading scorer in the Nets’ win over the Raptors on Friday night, posting 27 points on 10-17 shooting from the field. Kyrie Irving’s skill level and shot volume make him a viable DFS option Sunday.
Celtics vs. Nets NBA Betting Trends
Brooklyn is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Brooklyn is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against teams with a winning straight-up record.
The over is 4-1 in Brooklyn’s last 5 Sunday games.
The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between Boston and Brooklyn.
Celtics vs. Nets NBA Prediction
The Brooklyn Nets remain one of the most talented teams in the NBA when everybody is healthy and playing. Their current four-game winning streak is evidence of that. All four of those contests were home games that the Nets won by an average of 9 points. They will be at home in this game and will be facing a Boston team that got taken to overtime by Miami on Friday night. The Nets’ offense is top ten in the NBA in effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage, three-point shooting percentage, and two-point shooting percentage. The Celtics' defense ranks 21st in the league in defensive efficiency. I’ll fade the public and take the Brooklyn Nets and the points at home.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS +3