Nets vs. Celtics - 11/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (7-5) at Brooklyn Nets (2-11)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNN, YES
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets square off Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.6 points and 6.5 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 13.8 points and three rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Jae Crowder is dishing 1.8 assists. The Boston Celtics are winning with their defense that’s forcing 18.8 turnovers and has allowed less than 100 points in six of their last eight games. The Celtics are also getting 46.8 points from their bench, 13 more than league average. The Celtics have won their last three road games. Marcus Smart is out with a leg injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a victory here after a brutal 2-11 start to the season. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.3 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting just 30.1 percent from downtown but are allowing teams to shoot 37.8 percent. The Nets have lost 13 straight regular season games when allowing 100-plus points. About the only good thing for the Nets is that they’re averaging just 14.2 turnovers, a little less than league average.
The Celtics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Celtics are 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Brooklyn and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Celtics are one of the more consistent teams in the league and play rock solid defense. The Nets? Well, Brooklyn is flat out trash at both ends of the floor. I'll gladly lay the bucket here.