Brooklyn Nets (28-53) at Boston Celtics (54-27)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 11, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Celtics -4 -- Over/Under: 207.5
The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics meet Wednesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets look to end the season on an improbable four-game winning streak. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 106.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.6 points and 5.2 assists while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won four of their last five road games.
The Boston Celtics could use a feel good win here after losing four of their last five games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.3 points and five rebounds while Jayson Tatum is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last six home games.
The Nets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 35-16 ATS in their last 51 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Boston Celtics could use a win to give this young team a confidence booster heading into the playoffs, and they've won eight straight games against the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have been a great covering team all season long, especially on the road, but that's usually when we're getting high numbers. The Nets are just 7-13 ATS this season when an underdog of 4.5 points or less. Assuming the Celtics don't bench their entire roster with them being locked into the No. 2 spot and playing last night, they should be able to win and cover this reasonable number.