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Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics - 3/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
The Line
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +1.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBSB, YES
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The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Boston Celtics look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.8 points and 7.1 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16 points and 6.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last six road games.

The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 112 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 20.8 points and seven assists while Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Joe Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Caris LeVert is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won four of their last six home games.

The Celtics are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Nets last 5 overall. The over is 7-2 in Celtics last 9 overall.

The home team has won six of the last eight meetings between the Celtics and Nets, including each of the last four meetings and the three games this season. The Celtics continue to be hit or miss, are on the end of a back to back and are losing their last five games by an average of 5.6 points. The Brooklyn Nets need to win to increase their playoff hopes and have been decent at home where they shoot 46 percent from the field and win by an average of 2.5 points. I'm just not sold on the Celtics at all, as this team has yet to play consistent ball and with us nearly in April, I don't see it coming. They are who they are. I'll take my chances with the Nets at home and the free bucket. 

Pick:
Brooklyn Nets +1.5

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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