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Nets vs. Celtics - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics (11-21) at Brooklyn Nets (16-18)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn Nets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNN, YES

The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets square off Wednesday night at the Barclays Center.

The Boston Celtics have lost seven of their last eight games and begin a three-game road trip. On the season, the Celtics are averaging 103 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 104.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jeff Green is averaging 17.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while Jared Sullinger is averaging 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Avery Bradley is shooting 43 percent from the field and Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics offense continues to drop off without Rajon Rondo, as they’re shooting just 43 percent from the field in their last five games. To make matters worse for Boston, the Celtics are just 3-10 SU on the road this season. Marcus Thornton and Jameer Nelson are doubtful for this game with injuries.

Nets vs. Celtics - 1/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Brooklyn Nets have split their last six games and are trying to stay afloat in the East. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Joe Johnson is averaging 16.6 points and 3.9 assists while Brook Lopez is averaging 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 3.9 assists and Mirza Teletovic is shooting 39.4 percent from the field. Despite the up-and-down play, the Brooklyn Nets have been great defensively, allowing just 42.6 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. It just comes down to consistency with the Nets, as this is one of those teams that’s tough to figure out on a nightly basis. Deron Williams is expected to miss this game with an injury.

The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. 

The Nets are just a tough team to figure out. Give me the Celtics and the points considering I know what I'm getting from them every night. 

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