Matchup: Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics
Date/Time: April 10th, 8:00 PM ET
NBA Odds from VietBet
Pointspread: Boston -4
Brooklyn tightened its grip on the No.4 seed in the Eastern Conference with a lopsided 104-83 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night as an 8.5-point favorite at home. The total stayed UNDER the 187-point line. The Brooklyn Nets are now 5-3 straight-up in their last eight games but just 3-5 against the spread. The total had gone OVER in eight of their last 10 games before the win over the 76ers. They will now have to go back on the road where they are 21-17 SU this season SU and ATS.
The solid defensive effort against the Sixers was indicative of how this team has played all season long. Even with Brook Lopez knocking down an average of 19.4 points a game with Deron Williams chipping-in another 18.6 points, the Nets remain in the bottom half of the league in scoring with an average of 96.5 points a game. The primary reason for their success this season remains a defense that is holding teams to an average 94.8 points a game, which is fifth-best in the NBA.
The Boston Celtics come into this matchup well rested after hammering Washington 107-96 this past Sunday as 5.5-point home favorites. They are 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in their last four home games and 27-12 SU (21-16-2 ATS) at home on the year. The total went OVER the 190.5 point line against the Wizards after staying UNDER in five of their previous seven games.
Boston is 4-6 SU in its last 10 games and pretty much stuck with the seventh spot in the upcoming playoffs unless it goes on some kind of crazy tear over the final five games of the regular season. This team continues to struggle with consistency on both ends of the court that has it ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring (96.3 points) and next to last under the boards (39.5 rebounds). Defensively, the Celtics are holding teams to an average of 96.4 points a game.
Free NBA Pick
The edge in this matchup has to go to Boston as even though the Nets barely broke a sweat in their last outing, considering they will be playing their third game in five nights. The UNDER in this contest could actually be the best play, but if picking a side stick with the Celtics to cover the spread at home.
Boston 92 Brooklyn 87
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