Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 4 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 30, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 28, 2021, 12:04 PM

The Boston Celtics (36-36, 1-2) are 7.5-point underdogs heading into Game 4 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 2-1) at TD Garden on Sunday, starting at 7:00 PM ET on TNT. The Nets have a 2-1 series lead. The matchup's point total is set at 228.5.

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Nets vs Celtics Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-7.5-110-110228.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday's matchup total (228.5 points) in 41 out of 75 opportunities (54.7% of matchups).
  • 34 Boston games this year (44.7% of its matchups) ended with a final total higher than Sunday's over/under of 228.5 points.
  • The over/under for the contest of 228.5 is 2.5 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Nets (118.5 points per game) and the Celtics (112.5 points per game).
  • This game's total is 3.3 fewer points than the 225.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.4 over/under in their games this season, 3.9 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Celtics' games have an over/under of 223.8 points this season, 4.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn's record against the spread this season is tied 35-35.
  • 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 regularly hits the over, topping the point total in 39 of 70 games (55.7%).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in both rebounds (7.9 per game) and assists (10.8 per game).
  • Kevin Durant paces Brooklyn with 26.9 points per game.
  • Joe Harris is the top three-point shooter for the Nets, knocking down 3.1 per game.
  • Kyrie Irving leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Nicolas Claxton collects 1.3 blocks a game to pace Brooklyn.

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Nets Last 10 Games

Nets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/28/2021Celtics125-119 BOSNoAway+6.5235.5375-500PlayoffsYesOver
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
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-35-54-6-0228.1117.6110.5-1.535.4%

Nets Injuries

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

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 36-37 ATS.
  • The Celtics have gone 6-6 against the spread when they are at least a 7.5-point underdog.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year -- 41 of 73 (56.2%).

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 dependable from distance and leads the Celtics with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Boston's leader in steals is Smart with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Robert Williams III with 1.8 per game.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/28/2021Nets125-119 BOSYesHome-6.5235.5-500375PlayoffsNoOver
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
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-75-55-5-0223.7109.8113.9-3.237%

Celtics Injuries

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

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