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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics 12/4/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Celtics (18-5) vs. Brooklyn Nets (13-11)
December 4, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3; Over/Under: +234
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The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center. The Boston Celtics have won 14 of their last 16 games. The Brooklyn Nets have won 7 of their last 9 games.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 121.9 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 31.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.1 points and 3.5 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111.6 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.4 points and 5.3 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and 4.1 rebounds. Nic Claxton is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 21-9-1 ATS in their last 31 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Nets are 14-37-2 ATS in their last 53 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Nets last 4 overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Boston Celtics are going to get the benefit of the doubt with the way they’re piling up wins and make a case as the best team in the league up to this point. However, the Brooklyn Nets are getting healthier, and they’re stringing together wins over the last week or so. The Nets are finding their rhythm, and they win at home by an average of 3.5 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Nets in the underdog role at home is tough to pass up with the way they’re playing right now.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Brooklyn Nets +3

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