Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics - 11/14/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (12-2) at Brooklyn Nets (5-8)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, NBSB
The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.
The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling while building on their 12-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 20.3 points and 5.2 assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Jayson Tatum is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won six straight road games. Kyrie Irving is questionable with a head injury.
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The Brooklyn Nets are getting desperate for a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.9 points and 5.7 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Booker is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won three of their last five home games.
The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Nets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 Tuesday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, the underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Nets play their best ball by far at home, but they've cooled off quite a bit after starting the season hot, and now they play the hottest team in the league. Even with injuries and players coming in and out of the lineup, the Boston Celtics continue to win games at cover at a crazy rate. Sometimes you just don't step in front a team until the tickets stop cashing. So, give me the Celtics by double digits.