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Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4/23/2021 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4-23-2021 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4/23/2021 – The Brooklyn Nets are trying to hang on as they try to battle out the rest of the season with a short-handed roster. They will have a chance to bounce back when they host the Boston Celtics this Friday, April 23. Both NBA Eastern Conference titans are set to clash at the Barclays Center in New York. ESPN will be putting the game live on television at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time while the same feed can be seen through NBA League Pass for those who prefer an online live stream. Having the home court advantage helps as the Brooklyn Nets are picked by NBA odds to win over the visiting Boston Celtics.

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4/23/2021

When: April 23, 2021 7:30 PM ET
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4/23/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +7 (-111) 231.5 o (-110) +180
Brooklyn Nets -7 (-111) 231.5 u (-110) -222
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics are now tied with the Atlanta Hawks with their record of 32-27 while occupying the 5th and 6th place in the NBA Eastern Conference. After their five-game winning streak was snapped by the Chicago Bulls, this team managed to bounce back with a good win over the surging Phoenix Suns and kept them below 90 points. Kemba Walker had his best scoring output for the season doing 32 points along with five three-pointers, four rebounds and four assists. Jayson Tatum backed up his efforts with 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while Marcus Smart had 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists as well.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 53 GP 53 GS 35.6 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.7 OR 6.7 DR 7.3 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.6 TO 1.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.78 PER

J. Brown SG 53 GP 53 GS 34.2 MIN 24.5 PTS 1.2 OR 4.6 DR 5.8 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.53 PER

K. Walker PG 38 GP 38 GS 31.5 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 16.68 PER.

Brooklyn Nets Betting

The Brooklyn Nets dropped to 39-20 after losing three of their last five games. They still manage to tie the Philadelphia 76ers for the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference but the Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on the gap to just 2.5 games. This team got surprised by the Toronto Raptors and lost by 11 points, 103-114. Kyrie Irving did his best to lead the team with 28 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. He got help from Bruce Brown doing 21 points and 14 rebounds coming off the bench. Joe Harris had a notable night as well with 14 points.

Players to Watch: K. Irving PG 43 GP 43 GS 35.2 MIN 27.4 PTS 1.1 OR 3.8 DR 4.8 REB 6.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2.4 TO 2.7 PF 2.6 AST/TO 24.95 PER

K. Durant PF 24 GP 22 GS 32.7 MIN 27.3 PTS 0.4 OR 6.3 DR 6.7 REB 5.2 AST 0.6 STL 1.3 BLK 3.7 TO 2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 26.29 PER

J. Harden SG 34 GP 34 GS 37.3 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.9 OR 7.8 DR 8.7 REB 11 AST 1.3 STL 0.7 BLK 4.1 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 25.05 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets 4/23/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 14 games.
Boston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Brooklyn.
Celtics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Brooklyn.
Boston are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Boston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn.
Celtics are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston’s last 19 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games.
Brooklyn are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn’s last 6 games against Boston.
Brooklyn are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Brooklyn are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Brooklyn’s last 9 games played in April.
Brooklyn are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Evan Fournier SG Quarantine is “?” Friday vs Brooklyn
Jaylen Brown SF Shoulder is “?” Friday vs Brooklyn
Robert Williams PF Knee is “?” Friday vs Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets

LaMarcus Aldridge PF Retired has retired
Kevin Durant SF Thigh is “?” Friday vs Boston
James Harden SG Hamstring is out indefinitely
Spencer Dinwiddie PG ACL is out for season
Tyler Johnson SG Knee is doubtful Friday vs Boston
Chris Chiozza PG Hand is out indefinitely
Nicolas Claxton C Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Boston
Reggie Perry PF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets
29-29-1 Against the Spread 29-30-0
29-30-0 Straight Up 35-24-0
112 Points per Game 119
110 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.96 Offensive FG% 49.4
77.52 Offensive FT% 80.35
37.36 Offensive 3PT% 38.89
46.25 Defensive FG% 46.41
77.72 Defensive FT% 77.26
36.78 Defensive 3PT% 36.67

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks

The Boston Celtics are coming in this game without Jaylen Brown while Kyrie Irving won’t have his superstar allies for the Brooklyn Nets as well. Even with the shorthanded core, online betting has the Nets as the favorites to win over the Celtics.

Moneyline: The Nets as the favored team is getting an ML of -22 while the Celtics are +180 if they pull an upset.

ATS: It is a wide seven-point spread between both teams for this game. The Nets have the -7 while the Celtics are on the other side with +7.

TOTALs: 231.5 points is the total for both teams to reach with the Nets going under and the Celtics are over.

Score Prediction: 117 – 110, Nets