Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (2-9) at Boston Celtics (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -8.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, CSNN
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics square off early Friday night at the TD Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a win that would help them get out of a 2-10 hole. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 95.7 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.9 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 15.8 points and eight rebounds. Jarrett Jack is dishing 7.5 assists and Joe Johnson is grabbing five rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting just 28.9 percent from downtown and have scored under 100 points in eight of their last 11 games. Meanwhile, the Nets are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep, proving that they’re a mess at both ends of the court. The Nets have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 20.8 points and 6.3 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Marcus Smart is dishing 3.1 assists. The Boston Celtics continue to win with defense, as they’re allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 18.8 turnovers per game. The Celtics are 6-1 this season when allowing less than 100 points. The Celtics have split their last 10 regular season home games.
The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Celtics are one of the more well coached teams in the league and will mke the sloppy Nets pay for every mistake they make. After all, Boston has beaten Brooklyn the last two meetings by at least eight points. I don't see this game being any different.