Boston Celtics (25-17 ) vs Brooklyn Nets (21-23 )Date : 01/14/2019
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Barclays Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets
The Nets will welcome the Celtics to Barclays Center as they are coming off a loss against the Raptors while the Boston Celtics lost to the Magic in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics are coming off one of their worst losses of the season. They had a chance to tie the game late but Tatum shot was long and bounced away as time expired. The Celtics bench put in one of their worst efforts of the year. Terry Rozier, in particular, had some struggles, as he was 0-for-5 from the field. Kyrie led the way with 25 points on the night. He called out his younger players at the end of the game stating that they “lack experience”. The Celtics have now lost two games in a row as they will be looking to bounce back against the Nets on Monday. The Celtics have a great team but have a difficult time maintaining consistency so far this season. After four straight wins at home, the Celtics have lost their last two in Miami and Orlando. With nearly half-way through the season, the Celtics have to tighten up the screws if they want to have homecourt in the postseason.
Brooklyn Nets 's Latest Performance :
The Nets will return for a game to the Barclays Center as they will be hosting the Celtics. The Nets are currently the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets entered with 13 wins in 17 games but had no answer for the Raptors. They are a very tough team to beat at home this season. D’Angelo Russell didn’t have much help during the lost as he scored a team-high 24 points with six rebounds and nine assists. Shabazz Napier added 15 points, he continues to see time in three-PG lineups, and he plays next to the other each point guards in two-PG sets, as well. Dinwiddie’s slump continued on Friday, making 1-of-7 from the field for eight points. The Nets need him to rediscover his shooting touch again because Russell needs his help. Playing against the Celtics, we will get to see D-Low going up against Kyrie Irving as they are coming off a frustrating loss as the Nets will look to take advantage.
How Boston Celtics & Brooklyn Nets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Celtics
My reason for the pick :
The Celtics will snap their mini-slump and win on the road against the Nets. Kyrie will lead his team to a much-needed win after two frustrating losses Kyrie decides to put matters into his own hands and take over. He will show everyone on the team that it is okay to be selfish and will his way into winning. For the Nets, it is tough for D-Low to do it all by himself, Dinwiddie still hasn’t found his way out of the shooting slump. Pick the Celtics to win on the road.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Betting trends for Brooklyn Nets :
- Nets are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.