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Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

February 13, 2024



The Boston Celtics will travel to Brooklyn, New York to face the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday evening and will air on NBC Sports Boston and the YES Network.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 41-12 and are on a four-game winning streak following Sunday’s 110-106 win on the road against the Miami Heat. Boston has been a top 10 team offensively and defensively this season as they enter this game averaging the 4th most points per game with an average of 120.63 points per game while allowing the 7th fewest points per game with an average of 111.13 points allowed per game. 

Jayson Tatum has played a pivotal role in the success the Celtics have had this season as he leads the team in scoring and rebounds with an average of 27 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to five games when they travel to face the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview

The Brooklyn Nets enter this game with a record of 21-31 which puts them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference following Saturday’s 123-103 win at home against the San Antonio Spurs which also ended their three-game losing streak. Offensively, the Nets have been a below-average team as they rank 20th in points per game with an average of 113.94 points per game while having been a middle-of-the-pack team defensively with an average of 115.19 points allowed per game which ranks 16th in the NBA. 

Nicolas Claxton enters this game averaging a double-double with 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 2.33 blocks per game. The Brooklyn Nets will look to build off the momentum following the win against the Spurs on Saturday when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday evening. 

Odds and Series Trends

BookMaker has the Boston Celtics listed as the Boston Celtics listed as 8.5-point favorites on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday evening. Boston has won nine of the previous ten and two of the previous three meetings. The Celtics are 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten while both teams are 1-1-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Boston Celtics are 24-27-2 ATS overall, 10-13-2 ATS on the road, and 23-26-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Brooklyn Nets are 24-26-2 ATS overall, 15-12-2 ATS at home, and 14-19-2 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Game Pick

Boston enters this game with the best record in the NBA while Brooklyn has the 5th worst record in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have been the dominant team in the series, winning nine of the last ten and two of the previous three matchups. Boston is 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten, however, the Nets have been a slightly better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-26-2 ATS overall and 15-12-2 ATS at home while the Celtics are 24-27-2 ATS overall and 10-13-2 ATS on the road. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Brooklyn Nets when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Brooklyn Nets +9