Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 25, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 20, 2021, 4.07 PM

The Boston Celtics (36-36, 0-1) are 9.5-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 1-0) at Barclays Center on Tuesday, starting at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The Nets hold a 1-0 lead in the series. The matchup's point total is 227.5.

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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 -9.5 -110 -110 227.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Brooklyn's games this year have gone over the point total for Tuesday's matchup total (227.5 points) in 56.2% of opportunities (41 out of 73 matchups).
  • In 44.6% of Boston's games this season (33 of 74), the total points scored was greater than Tuesday's 227.5-point over/under.
  • The Nets average 118.4 points per game against the Celtics' 112.4, totaling 3.3 points over the matchup's over/under of 227.5.
  • This matchup's point total is 2.8 fewer points than the 224.7 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Nets have seen a 232.2 over/under in their games this season, 4.7 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 4.1 points separates this contest's over/under (227.5 points) and the average total points bet in Celtics' games (223.4 points) this season.

Nets Betting Data

  • Brooklyn's record against the spread this season is tied 34-34.
  • The Nets have not fared well as a 9.5-point favorite, going 7-11 against the spread when favored by at least 9.5 points.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have hit the over in 55.9% of games (38 out of 68 matchups).

Nets Key Players

  • The Nets rebounds and assists leader is James Harden. He grabs 7.9 rebounds and contributes 10.8 assists per game.
  • Brooklyn's scoring leader is Kevin Durant, who racks up 26.9 points per game.
  • Joe Harris connects on 3.1 threes per game to lead the Nets.
  • Brooklyn's steals leader is Kyrie Irving, who averages 1.4 per game. Nicolas Claxton leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks an outing.

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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
5/22/2021 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
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
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 4-6-0 226.7 115 111.7 -0.9 36.2%

Nets Injuries

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL)

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Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 35-36 ATS.
  • When they are at least 9.5-point underdogs, the Celtics have a record ATS of 5-2.
  • In the majority of Boston's games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (40 out of 71 games, 56.3%).

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 scoring output.
  • 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 hits 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Celtics.
  • 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

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
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
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 5-5 5-5-0 223.1 111.6 111.5 -2.9 36%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics: Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist)

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