Celtics vs. Nets Player Props & Predictions – Wednesday, Feb 14

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The Celtics are set to face the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Feb 14. The game is scheduled for 7:30 ET while airing on NBCS. Boston enters this game as 13-point favorites with the total set at 228.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Celtics vs Nets player props and predictions below.

Celtics vs. Nets Odds

  • Spread: Celtics -13
  • Total 228.5

Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb 14
  • Time: 7:30 ET
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston MA
  • TV: NBCS

Nets Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Nets have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 1-3-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games away from home, the Nets have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 2-8 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that Brooklyn was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-6-1 while going 2-8 straight up.

Celtics Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Celtics have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games at home, the Celtics have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-1-1 vs the spread. The team averaged 123 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 5-0, while going 1-3-1 against the spread.

Can Brooklyn Secure a Road Victory?

Today, the Nets are 9-27 as the underdog this season and have lost four straight games as the underdog. As the underdog, their scoring margin is -5.8 points per game. On the road, Brooklyn is 9-14 ATS and 8-15 straight up.

This season, the Nets have an O/U record of 26-27, and their games have averaged 229.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 228.5 is just below their season average of 228.7.

Brooklyn’s last game was also against the Celtics, and they lost by a score of 118-110. The Nets were 8-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 226.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Nets are currently in 11th place with a record of 21-32. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 14-16 compared to 7-16 against the West.

For the season, Brooklyn is 24-26 against the spread, and they are 10-7 ATS as the underdog. In their last game, they pushed the spread.

When it comes to scoring, the Nets are 19th in the league at 113.9 points per game. However, their scoring average is slightly higher on the road compared to at home (113.7 vs. 114.0).

Overall, Brooklyn has outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.4% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

From a shooting perspective, the Nets are 24th in field goal percentage at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 26th in two-point shooting percentage at 52%.

Brooklyn’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 115.2 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 11.8 turnovers per game, ranking 5th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

Does Boston Have What it Takes at Home?

Boston is the favorite at home today against the Nets and has a 40-11 record as the favorite this season. The Celtics have been favored in 51 of their 54 games. Their ATS record as the favorite is 21-27.

This season, the Celtics have gone 27-27 on the over/under, and their games have averaged 231.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5.

In their last game against the Nets, the Celtics won 118-110. The combined scoring in that game was 228, and the O/U line was 226.5. Boston was favored by 8 points going into the game.

Boston has won five straight games and is currently in 1st place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-12. In the East, they are 29-6 compared to 13-6 against the West.

This season, the Celtics are 23-28 ATS overall and 13-14 ATS at home. Their straight-up home record is 25-3, and they have won three straight games at home. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +12.4 PPG.

At home, the Celtics are averaging 122.1 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. Overall, they are 5th in the league with an average of 120.4 points per game.

So far this season, the Celtics have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.4% of their games. In terms of pace, Boston is 15th in the league at 98.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Celtics lead the NBA in both three-point attempts and makes. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 37%, which is 4th in the league.

This season, the Celtics defense has been impressive, holding the 6th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.0 points per contest. For the season, Boston is ranked 29th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 19.1 free-throws per game vs. the Celtics and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.0%.

Celtics vs. Nets Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Mikal Bridges and his points prop of 21.5.

Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -111 while the under is at -115. Our projections have Mikal Bridges finishing with a stat line of 21 points, 4 and 3 assists. As for his points prop, we like the under at 21.5.

  • The Prop: Mikal Bridges Under 21.5 Points (-115)

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Celtics vs. Nets Predictions

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Nets vs. Celtics game, our recommendation is to take the Nets at +13. Despite our model showing the Celtics winning 112-109, we like Nets as our point-spread pick.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 228.5, and our model predicts the Nets and Celtics to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

The Pick: Nets +13 | at Fanduel Sportsbook