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 Sep 27, 2021, 2:04 AM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Nets-9.5-110-110227.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalNets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/11/2021Bulls115-107 BKNYesAway-10.5233.5-700500Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-64-6-0226.7115111.7-0.936.2%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalCeltics MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/12/2021Cavaliers102-94 CLEYesAway-3.5192.5-185150Regular SeasonNoOver
Celtics Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-75-55-5-0223.1111.6111.5-2.936%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics:Jaylen Brown: Out For Season (Wrist)

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