Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - 3/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (26-33) at Boston Celtics (41-18)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -7.5 -- Over/Under:
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 110.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.9 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 16.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing six rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.3 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven of their last nine road games.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21.8 points and five assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last six home games.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets are playing bad basketball entering this contest and are not the team I want to get behind when going up against one of the better home teams in the league. The Boston Celtics win at home by an average of 9.6 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 38 percent from three. The Boston Celtics are also 18-10-1 against the spread at home. Assuming Tatum plays, the Celtics should roll in this contest. I'll lay the number with the home team.