Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, NBA Basketball Odds, Picks and Prediction

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8-6 November 23, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center 4-9

When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, CSN New England (Boston), YES (Brooklyn)

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
boston-celticsBoston Celtics -7.5 -110 -330 215 -110
brooklyn-netsBrooklyn Nets +7.5 -110 +265 215 -110
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The Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets will meet on the court at Barclays Center on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

ABOUT THE CELTICS (8-6): Horford missed nine games due to a concussion but is fitting right in upon his return and averaged 19 points, 8.5 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in the pair of wins. The veteran center signed the largest free-agent deal in team history over the summer at four years and $113 million, and his worth was evident as Boston was struggling to a 4-5 mark in the games he missed. Horford also stretches the defense from the center spot and knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in each of the last two games as the Celtics won at Detroit and Minnesota to open the three-game road trip.

ABOUT THE NETS (4-9): While Boston was signing Horford over the summer, Brooklyn was using its cap space to upgrade at the point guard position with Jeremy Lin, but the Harvard product sat out the last eight games with a hamstring strain and remains day-to-day. “Jeremy’s progressing well,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told the New York Post. “I can’t give a timetable in terms of a specific day he’s back. He’s progressing on schedule.” Isaiah Whitehead started at point guard on Sunday and went 2-of-10 from the floor while handing out two assists in 24 minutes.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Celtics listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Nets, while the game’s total is sitting at 215.

Any meeting between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets takes on a special meaning above a regular-season game between division rivals due to their respective futures being intertwined. The Celtics will try to improve their draft position and their position in the standings when they visit the Nets on Wednesday.

Brooklyn traded away its 2014, 2016 and 2018 first-round draft picks as well as the right to swap picks in 2017 in the ill-fated deal that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets from Boston. The Celtics drafted Jaylen Brown with the No. 3 overall pick last June and are hoping Brooklyn can offer another high lottery pick in the 2017 swap. The Nets are well on their way to another losing season and allowed an average of 126.5 points during a four-game slide, capped by a 129-109 home loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Boston is thriving with the return of Al Horford and Jae Crowder to the lineup and picked up its second consecutive win, 99-93 at Minnesota on Monday.

Last time out for Brooklyn, they were a 129-109 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a +4.5-point underdog, while 238 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Boston was a 99-93 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the -1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

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Boston:
Team record: 8-6 SU,8-6 ATS
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games

Brooklyn:
Team record: 4-9 SU,7-5-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Brooklyn is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games

Next up:
Boston home to San Antonio Friday, November 25
Brooklyn at Indiana Friday, November 25

HOOPS NEWS
1. Nets reserve C Jordan Hamilton is 5-of-10 from 3-point range in the last two games.

2. Crowder (ankle) experienced recurring pain in the second half of Wednesday’s win and is day-to-day.

3. The teams split the four-game series last season, with Boston earning one win in Brooklyn.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Boston Celtics will cover the spread at -7.5 and the game will stay under 215 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Celtics 116, Nets 98 at bovada-logo-top-book.betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
BOS TEAM BKN
103.6 PTS FOR 106.5
103.8 PTS AGNST 113.3
-0.2 DIFF. -6.8
32.9 DEF REBOUNDS 34.2
9.8 OFF REBOUNDS 9.3
44.7 FG% 44.1
76.8 FT% 80.8
10.7 3 POINTERS 11.2
6.9 STEALS 8.1
INJURIES
BOSTON
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BROOKLYN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Brooklyn
Boston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
BROOKLYN
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn’s last 5 games
Brooklyn is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Brooklyn is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Brooklyn’s last 24 games at home
Brooklyn is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Brooklyn is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Boston
Brooklyn is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games when playing at home against Boston
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Boston’s Overall Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Overall Defense 103.6 17 113.3 29
Boston’s Away Scoring vs Brooklyn’s Home Defense 102.6 14 108.5 24
Boston’s Road Rebounds vs Brooklyn’s Home Rebounds Allowed 40.4 25 47.5 27
Brooklyn’s Overall Scoring vs Boston’s Overall Defense 106.5 9 103.8 15
Brooklyn’s Home Scoring vs Boston’s Road Defense 103.8 21 104.9 15
Brooklyn’s Home Rebounds vs Boston’s Road Rebounds Allowed 44.5 17 47.3 23
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BOSTON
No trends to report
BROOKLYN
Brooklyn has given up the second most points in the league at 113.3 per game.
Brooklyn is second worst in field goal percentage against in the league at 46.8.
Brooklyn has the third worst rebounds allowed in the league at 48.2.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
Boston 44.7 43.8 0.8
Brooklyn 44.1 46.8 -2.7
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
Boston 9.8 32.9 42.6
Brooklyn 9.3 34.2 43.5
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
Boston 23.6 12.4 1.9
Brooklyn 20.7 16.5 1.3

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