The Boston Celtics defended homecourt against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3. Can they do it again and even the series? This NBA betting preview for the Nets vs Celtics NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 4 of this series.
Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Betting Preview and Prediction | NBA Playoffs
NBA Eastern Conference Second Round NBA Playoffs Game 4 (BKN Leads 2-1)
Brooklyn Nets (48-24, 20-16 Away) vs. Boston Celtics (36-36, 21-15 Home)
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Time: 7 pm EST
Venue: TD Garden – Boston, MA
So far, both teams have defended homecourt in this series. The Celtics were able to do so thanks to fantastic performances from Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart. Tatum put up yet another 50-point performance. He now has four such games in Boston’s last 22 outings. For context, Larry Bird had four 50-point games in his career. Every NBA Playoffs, Smart has one game where he looks elite from three-point range. Game 3 saw Smart shoot 5-8 from three-point range and 8-11 from the field for 23 points. The Celtics also got a great performance from Tristan Thompson, who has been begging to play in Boston in the playoffs, as he scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
The Nets got off to a hot start and seemingly took their foot off the gas. By the time they went to put their foot back on the gas, it was too late because, the Celtics were in the driver’s seat. The Nets’ big three all have playoff/ championship experience. This game will not faze them. Expect the Nets to come out extra motivated to go up 3-1 so they can close out the series in Brooklyn.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: BKN: (-300) | BOS: (+245)
Spread: BKN: -7.5 (-110) | BOS: +7.5 (-110)
Total: 228.5 – Over: (-110) I Under: (-110)
Nets vs Celtics Betting Trends
- Brooklyn is 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Brooklyn’s last six games.
- Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Boston’s last seven games.
Nets vs Celtics Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Boston a 56.7% chance to win Game 4 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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