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Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets - 1/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Monday January 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Boston Celtics -10.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5
TV Channel
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The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Monday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Brooklyn Nets look to keep the ball rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 111 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 47 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 18.2 points and 6.4 assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Jarrett Allen is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won five of their last seven road games.

The Boston Celtics look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.1 points and 6.6 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Jaylen Brown is grabbing four rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won their last four home games.

The Nets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference, 27-8 ATS in their last 35 home games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston. The over is 21-8 in Celtics last 29 overall. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall.

This line is rather surprising, as the Brooklyn Nets are piling up the victories and look like a true playoff team in the East, and they've been covering at a high clip during these SU victories. There's no reason the Nets should be double-digit favorites. The Boston Celtics have a couple of nice victories recently, but they're only outscoring teams by four points in their last five games and can be a bit sloppy at times overall. This line is showing no respect to the Nets, and we've been able to cash on them quite a bit in spots like this.

Brooklyn Nets +10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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