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Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics - 10/13/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

NBA Basketball: Thursday October 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)

The Line: Brooklyn +4 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds

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The Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets host Atlantic rival the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics should have some fresh legs since they haven’t played since Saturday when they bombed visiting Charlotte 104-86. The Celtics built an 18 point advantage in the second and third periods and the Hornets never challenged in the 4th. Charlotte never found the shooting touch at 38% and shot themselves in the foot with a 1-19 performance from long range while turning the ball over 20 times which made the Celtics 44% accuracy an easy winner. Boston received a game high 16 points from Jordan Mickey on 8-10 shooting with Tyler Zeller tossing in 14 points on 5-7 followed by Gerald Green and RJ Hunter who gave the Celtics 13 and ten points respectively. 

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics - 10/13/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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In the NBA preseason, one quarter can be the difference between winning and losing and that was the case with the Brooklyn Nets 121-100 loss at Miami was decided by the Heat’s 38-17 third quarter explosion that was close otherwise. Miami sank half their  and had 18 more rebounds while the Nets   struggled to 39% marksmanship but were a surprising 14-33 from beyond the arc. Brooklyn was extremely balanced with seven double digit scorers led Jeremy Lin and his 16 points on 5-8 from the floor with Bojan Bogdanovic with 13 points on 4-8 accuracy. Justin Hamilton and Luis Scola netted 12 points each and Anthony Bennett tossed in eleven while Joe Harris and Sean Kilpatrick chipped in with ten points apiece.

The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and the under is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game while going  4-0 in Celtics last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points and the Nets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the Nets are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Celtics are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Brooklyn.

I belive the Celtics are the better squad then Brooklyn so I'm backing them and hoping the better players see the floor a lot because that would be the difference...

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Boston -4

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