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Last Updated Feb 25, 2022, 00:30 AM

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Thursday night with a compelling Eastern Conference showdown between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Coverage begins from Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.

Score Prediction

Celtics 112, Nets 104

Best Bets

Celtics -6 (-110) at FanDuel

Celtics vs. Nets Predictions

After finishing seventh in the East with a record of 36-36 SU last year, Boston stumbled out to a similarly pedestrian start to this season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a mediocre 15-20 SU and ATS skid – with ten of those SU losses coming by double-digits.

Boston has played solid basketball since mid-January though, considering the Celtics sit 18-7 SU and 12-13 ATS across their last 25 games – while scoring 109.8 OPPG and allowing just 98.5 DPPG during that span.

On the other hand, Brooklyn stormed out to a triumphant start to the year, as the Nets kicked things off with an impressive 26-14 SU run – with 15 of those victories coming by eight points or more.

The weeks leading up to All-Star Weekend were incredibly shaky without Kevin Durant though, considering the Nets enter Thursday riding a rocky 2-12 SU skid, while scoring just 103.4 OPPG at home and 109.2 OPPG on the road across that span– which primarily stems from the inconsistent participation of Kyrie Irving.

I’ll lay the points with Boston here, as the Celtics are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last ten games, while generating 114.5 OPPG during that timeframe – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Nets squad that’s averaging just 105.5 OPPG across their latest 2-8 SU skid.

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Odds

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Celtics vs. Nets Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic
  • Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • TV-Time: TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Boston Celtics Betting Analysis

  • SU: 34-26
  • ATS: 30-29-1
  • O/U: 25-34-1

After last year’s seventh place finish (36-36 SU), Boston kept that same ball rolling with another lackluster start to this season, as the Celtics kicked things off with a frustrating 15-20 SU stretch – despite getting tagged as favorites in 22 of those contests.

The Celtics seemingly flipped the script in January though, considering Boston enters Thursday riding a sturdy 18-7 SU run, while scoring 114+ PTS in ten of those contests (109.8 OPPG) – and allowing 100 PTS or less in 14 of them (98.5 DPPG).

Brooklyn Nets Betting Analysis

  • SU: 31-28
  • ATS: 23-34-2
  • O/U: 29-29-1

After losing to Milwaukee in a thrilling seven-game conference semi-final set, the Nets stormed out to another strong start to this season, as Brooklyn cruised into January boasting a record of 26-14 SU – yet still ranked near the bottom of the barrel ATS at 17-22-1.

Brooklyn has struggled miserably as a result of the void left by KD and James Harden though, considering the Nets sit just 2-12 SU across their last 14 games – which includes a 0-7 SU tally in matchups with Kyrie, and a 2-5 SU mark in matchups without him.

The Celtics are 9-1 SU in their last ten games.

Celtics vs. Nets Head-to-Head

The Nets swept a three-game regular-season set against Boston last year, with all three matchups going over the total set for Thursday’s affair at an average of 220.3 PPG. The Celtics and Nets split their first two matchups of this season 1-1 SU though, with both contests soaring over the number at an average of 222 PPG.

Key Players to Watch

  • BOS: Jayson Tatum - SF (25.7 PPG, 8.4 REB, 4.2 AST)
  • BOS: Jaylen Brown - SG (23.7 PPG, 6.5 REB, 3.3 AST)
  • BRK: Seth Curry - SG (15.2 PPG, 3.4 REB, 4.1 AST)
  • BRK: Patty Mills - PG (13.4 PPG, 2.2 REB, 2.6 AST)

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Conclusion

After having a nine-game winning streak snapped in their last matchup before the All-Star Break, the Celtics hit the road for Thursday’s contest as five-point favorites over the Nets at Barclays Center – marking the eighth time Brooklyn has been an underdog across their last nine games.

I’ll lay the points with Boston here, as the Nets are 1-4 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games, while averaging just 103.4 OPPG during that span – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup at Barclays Center against a Celtics squad that’s averaging 114.5 OPPG across their latest 9-1 SU run.

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 4-2 ATS in their last six games.
  • The Nets are 8-2 ATS in their last ten matchups against Boston.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the last 13 Celtics' games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the last seven Nets' games.
  • The Nets are 3-17 ATS in their last 20 home games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last six matchups between Boston and Brooklyn.
  • The Celtics are 9-1 SU in their last ten games.
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