Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 28, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 2-0) are 7.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics (36-36, 0-2) at TD Garden on Friday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. The Nets hold a 2-0 lead in the series. The over/under for the matchup is 226.5.

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Nets vs Celtics Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-7.5-110-110226.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn's games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Friday's matchup over/under (226.5 points) in 44 out of 74 opportunities (59.5% of matchups).
  • 37 Boston games this year (49.3% of its matchups) ended with a final point total greater than Friday's over/under of 226.5 points.
  • The point total for the contest of 226.5 is 4.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Nets (118.5 points per game) and the Celtics (112.4 points per game).
  • These two teams surrender a combined 224.9 points per game, 1.6 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Nets games is 232.2 points, 5.7 more than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • Celtics' games have an over/under of 223.5 points this season, 3.0 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn holds a losing record against the spread this year, going 34-35 ATS.
  • The Nets have not fared well as a 7.5-point favorite, going 11-17 against the spread when favored by at least 7.5 points.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 55.1% of games (38 out of 69 matchups).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in both rebounds (7.9 per game) and assists (10.8 per game).
  • Brooklyn's scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who racks up 26.9 points per game.
  • The Nets are led by Joe Harris from beyond the arc. He connects on 3.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Brooklyn's steals leader is Kyrie Irving, who collects 1.4 per game. Nicolas Claxton leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a contest.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Nets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/25/2021Celtics130-108 BKNYesHome-24.5244.5--PlayoffsNoUnder
5/22/2021Celtics104-93 BKNYesHome-9.5194.5-30001300PlayoffsYesOver
5/16/2021Cavaliers123-109 BKNYesHome-14.5237.5-20001000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/15/2021Bulls105-91 BKNYesHome-9.5222.5-900575Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/12/2021Spurs128-116 BKNYesHome-11.5235.5-1100675Regular SeasonYesOver
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-63-7-0226.8117.1109.7+0.235.3%

Nets Injuries

Nets:Jeff Green: Out (Foot),Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has an even record against the spread, going 36-36 ATS.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Celtics have gone 6-6 against the spread.
  • In most of Boston's games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (40 out of 72 games, 55.6%).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum is the top scorer for the Celtics with 26.4 points per game. He also tacks on 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • The Boston leaders in rebounding and assists are Tristan Thompson with 8.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.6 points and 1.2 assists per game) and Marcus Smart with 5.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game).
  • Kemba Walker is reliable from distance and leads the Celtics with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Boston's leader in steals is Smart (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III (1.8 per game).

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Celtics Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/25/2021Nets130-108 BKNNoAway+24.5244.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
5/22/2021Nets104-93 BKNNoAway+9.5194.51300-3000PlayoffsNoOver
5/18/2021Wizards118-100 BOSYesHome-5.5222.5--PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Knicks96-92 NYNoAway+15.5197.51350-5000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/15/2021Timberwolves124-108 BOSYesAway-14.5227.5-50001350Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-76-45-5-0222.1110.5111.6-4.135.4%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),Kemba Walker: Day To Day (Knee)

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