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2021 NBA Handicapping
(19-17) Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets (24-13)
Date: Thursday, March 11
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Boston +120 / Brooklyn -148
NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn -3 (-112)
NBA Betting Total: 234.5
After missing the entire month of February and Boston’s two games thus far in March, Marcus Smart says he will play Thursday against the Nets.
He got hurt in the second half of Boston’s loss to the Lakers on January 31. The Celtics went 5–9 in the next 14 games without Smart but won their last four going into the break.
That winning streak bumped the the C’s back up to fourth in the conference but they’re just a game ahead of sixth-place Miami and a full three behind third-place Milwaukee.
The Nets went into the break on a 10–1 run, both against the opponent and the spread.
Kevin Durant played just one of those games due to a hamstring injury. He has not started running, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, and Head Coach Steve Nash said on Wednesday that Durant will undergo a scan next week.
Even when Durant is fully healthy, he will need time to revamp back into game-shape before returning.
Blake Griffin signed a contract with the Nets over the All-Star Break but will not debut in this game. He has not played since February 12th as Detroit looked for a way to send him to another team.
Also according to Lewis, Jeff Green (shoulder) is questionable and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is doubtful. Both missed the Nets’ last two games before the break.
That will mean more minutes for Nicholas Claxton and Andre Roberson.
Roberson played his first five games of the season just before the break after signing a deal with the Nets. He played in just seven games last season after completely missing the season before that.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Celtics are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Celtics are 25-11 ATS in their last 36 games as an underdog.
- Nets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Nets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Over is 4-0 in Nets last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA Prediction: Boston wins.
The Celtics have been especially good as the underdogs. Brooklyn has been great as the favorite.
Boston can win this game with its depth. Eight guys finished in double-figures in its last win of the first half against Toronto.
With Brooklyn potentially missing two key role players in Green and Luwawu-Cabarrot, Boston has the advantage in the second unit.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston +120
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