Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - 8/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Brooklyn Nets (32-35) at Boston Celtics (44-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:00 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at The Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets look for another upset victory, as they’re a surprising 2-1 in the NBA bubble. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 20.6 points and 6.8 assists while Caris LeVert is averaging 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing six rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 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 Boston Celtics look to get back on track after dropping two of their first three games in the NBA bubble. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 21 points and 4.8 assists. Jaylen Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Brooklyn Nets have already beaten the Celtics twice this season in the underdog role, which includes a nine-point overtime victory back in March when they were 6.5-point underdogs. The Nets are coming off the biggest upset in the NBA since 1993, beating the Milwaukee Bucks as 19-point underdogs. The Nets aren't fielding an NBA roster with so many guys out, but they're now a team full of guys who have been given an opportunity and they're playing hard. The Boston Celtics are still playing for seeding, but they're also a team on the end of a back to back and is already giving Kemba limited minutes. A Celtics blowout victory would surprise nobody, but I still have a hard time leaving this many points on the table with how close games have been in the bubble.
Give me the Nets and the points... Again.