Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 5 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 1, 2021

The Boston Celtics are 12.5-point underdogs heading into a decisive Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 3-1) at Barclays Center on Tuesday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Nets have a 3-1 series lead. The point total for the matchup is set at 231.5.

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Nets vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -12.5 -110 -110 231.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Brooklyn’s matchups this season, the Nets and their opponents have gone over Tuesday’s total of 231.5 points 38 times (50% of opportunities).
  • 27 Boston games this year (35.1% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Tuesday’s over/under of 231.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 231.5 points per game, equal to the point total of 231.5 for this game.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 225.7 points per game, 5.8 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.8 over/under in their games this season, 1.3 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 7.1 points separates this game’s over/under (231.5 points) and the average total points bet in Celtics’ games (224.4 points) this season.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 35-36.
  • The Nets’ record against the spread as at least a 12.5-point favorite is under .500 at 3-5.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 56.3% of games (40 out of 71 matchups).

Nets Key Players

  • The Nets rebounds and assists leader is James Harden. He averages 7.9 rebounds and racks up 10.8 assists per game.
  • Brooklyn’s scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who puts up 26.9 points per game.
  • Joe Harris knocks down 3.1 threes per game to lead the Nets.
  • 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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Nets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/30/2021 Celtics 141-126 BKN Yes Away -16.5 248.5 -2500 1050 Playoffs No Over
5/28/2021 Celtics 125-119 BOS No Away +6.5 235.5 375 -500 Playoffs Yes Over
5/25/2021 Celtics 130-108 BKN Yes Home -24.5 244.5 Playoffs No Under
5/22/2021 Celtics 104-93 BKN Yes Home -9.5 194.5 -3000 1300 Playoffs Yes Over
5/16/2021 Cavaliers 123-109 BKN Yes Home -14.5 237.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
Nets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
8-2 5-5 4-6-0 230.6 119.9 110.7 +0.2 35%

Nets Injuries


Jeff Green: Out (Foot),

Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),

Alize Johnson: Out (Ankle)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has an even record against the spread, going 37-37 ATS.
  • When they are at least 12.5-point underdogs, the Celtics have a record ATS of 4-2.
  • In the majority of Boston’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (42 out of 74 games, 56.8%).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum sits at the top of the Celtics scoring leaderboard with 26.4 points per game. He also pulls down 7.4 rebounds and dishes out 4.3 assists per game.
  • 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 the top shooter from the three-point line for the Celtics, hitting 3.0 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

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/30/2021 Nets 141-126 BKN No Home +16.5 248.5 1050 -2500 Playoffs Yes Over
5/28/2021 Nets 125-119 BOS Yes Home -6.5 235.5 -500 375 Playoffs No Over
5/25/2021 Nets 130-108 BKN No Away +24.5 244.5 Playoffs Yes Under
5/22/2021 Nets 104-93 BKN No Away +9.5 194.5 1300 -3000 Playoffs No Over
5/18/2021 Wizards 118-100 BOS Yes Home -5.5 222.5 Playoffs Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 6-4 6-4-0 228.4 112.5 115.9 -2.8 37.9%

Celtics Injuries


Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),

Kemba Walker: Day To Day (Knee),

Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Ankle)