Brooklyn Nets (1-0) at Boston Celtics (1-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics +2.5 -- Over/Under: 228 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Christmas Day in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets look for a 2-0 start after beating the Warriors on Tuesday. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 125 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 26 points and four assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 22 points and five rebounds. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Joe Harris is grabbing seven rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 57 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look for another win after beating the Bucks in the last second on Wednesday. The Boston Celtics are averaging 122 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 51.1 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 33 points and four assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 30 points and seven rebounds. Jeff Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing eight rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Nets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 7-3 in Nets last 10 road games. The over is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Nets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Few teams were as impressive in their season opener than the Brooklyn Nets, as Kyrie and Durant look great and they're getting top production from their role players. The Boston Celtics managed to beat the Bucks, but they also didn't play a lick of defense and needed some help from the basketball gods to escape with a win. This is also a game where not having Kemba Walker could hurt, as Kyrie is likely going to feast. I'll lay the bucket with the healthier Nets.