Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 22, 2021

The Boston Celtics are 8-point underdogs heading into Game 1 of the against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 0-0) at Barclays Center on Saturday, starting at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The series is tied . The over/under is set at 229.5 in the matchup.

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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 -8 -110 -110 229.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (229.5 points) in 38 out of 72 opportunities (52.8% of matchups).
  • 30 Boston games this year (41.1% of its matchups) finished with a final point total higher than Saturday’s point total of 229.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 231.3 points per game, 1.8 points more than the point total of 229.5 for this contest.
  • This game’s total is 4.4 fewer points than the 225.1 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • The Nets have seen a 232.6 average over/under in their games this season, 3.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 5.8 points separates this matchup’s over/under (229.5 points) and the average total points bet in Celtics’ games (223.7 points) this season.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn has a losing record against the spread this season, going 33-34 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 8-point favorites, the Nets have a record ATS of 8-15.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 55.2% of games (37 out of 67 matchups).

Nets Key Players

  • James Harden leads the Nets in assists and rebounds. He puts up 10.8 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game.
  • Brooklyn’s scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who puts up 26.9 points per game.
  • Joe Harris makes 3.1 threes per game to lead the Nets.
  • Brooklyn’s blocks leader is Nicolas Claxton, who records 1.3 per game. Kyrie Irving leads the team averaging 1.4 steals a game.

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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
5/16/2021 Cavaliers 123-109 BKN Yes Home -14.5 237.5 -2000 1000 Regular Season No Under
5/15/2021 Bulls 105-91 BKN Yes Home -9.5 222.5 -900 575 Regular Season Yes Under
5/12/2021 Spurs 128-116 BKN Yes Home -11.5 235.5 -1100 675 Regular Season Yes Over
5/11/2021 Bulls 115-107 BKN Yes Away -10.5 233.5 -700 500 Regular Season No Under
5/8/2021 Nuggets 125-119 BKN No Away +5.5 245.5 220 -275 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 3-7-0 231.3 117.6 113.7 -0.7 35.4%

Nets Injuries

Nets:

Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),

Landry Shamet: Day To Day (Ankle)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has an even record against the spread, going 35-35 ATS.
  • When they are at least 8-point underdogs, the Celtics have fared well, going 6-4 against the spread.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 39 of 70 (55.7%).

Celtics Key Players

  • Jayson Tatum is the top scorer for the Celtics with 26.4 points per game. He also adds 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • Boston’s leader in rebounds is Tristan Thompson with 8.1 per game, and its leader in assists is Marcus Smart with 5.7 per game.
  • Kemba Walker is reliable from three-point range and leads the Celtics with 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Smart (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Boston while Robert Williams III (1.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/18/2021 Wizards 118-100 BOS Yes Home -5.5 222.5 Playoffs Yes Under
5/16/2021 Knicks 96-92 NY No Away +15.5 197.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season Yes Under
5/15/2021 Timberwolves 124-108 BOS Yes Away -14.5 227.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season Yes Over
5/12/2021 Cavaliers 102-94 CLE Yes Away -3.5 192.5 -185 150 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Heat 129-121 MIA Yes Home -7.5 256.5 Regular Season No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 6-4 5-5-0 231.7 116.6 115.1 -1 38.2%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:

Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist),

Robert Williams III: Day To Day (Toe)

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