Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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A game between one of the NBA’s hottest teams and one that is struggling will see the Boston Celtics (45-18), 8-2 in their past 10 games, battle the Brooklyn Nets (34-28), who’ve dropped four straight and are 2-8 in their past 10. The Celtics are 11-point favorites for this contest at TD Garden on March 3, 2023. The point total is 227.5 points in the contest.

How to bet Celtics vs. Nets

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -582 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +431 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Arena: TD Garden

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends

In the Celtics’ 63 games this season, they have 32 wins against the spread. Boston has won 43, or 72.9%, of the 59 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Celtics games this year have gone over the point total 53.2% of the time (33 out of 62 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Nets are 32-30-0 this season. Brooklyn has been the underdog on the moneyline 26 total times this season. Brooklyn has finished 9-17 in those games. The Nets have hit the over 46.8% of the time this season (29 of 62 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 59 30.3 8.7 4.7 1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 51 26.3 6.9 3.2 1.1 0.4 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 54 14.6 4.1 3.7 0.6 0.3 2
Derrick White 63 11.8 3.3 3.8 0.7 0.9 1.8
Marcus Smart 46 11.4 3.4 6.7 1.4 0.4 1.8


Nets Leaders
Mikal Bridges 63 17.9 4.4 3.5 1.2 0.8 1.9
Spencer Dinwiddie 61 17.5 3.2 5.4 0.8 0.3 2.5
Cameron Johnson 24 15.4 3.8 1.5 1.1 0.4 2.8
Nicolas Claxton 58 12.5 9 1.7 0.8 2.5 0
Cameron Thomas 43 11.7 1.8 1.7 0.4 0.1 1
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Celtics vs. Nets Injury Report

Nets: Edmond Sumner: Out (Personal), Yuta Watanabe: Out (Back), Ben Simmons: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has been led by its offense, as it ranks fourth-best in the NBA by posting 117.7 points per game. It ranks seventh in the league in points allowed (112 per contest). When playing at home, the Celtics are averaging 6.8 more points per game (121.1) than they are away from home (114.3). The Celtics have been putting up 117.8 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 117.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Boston has been getting things done when it comes to three-point shooting this season, ranking second-best in the NBA in threes per game (15.9) and fifth-best in three-point percentage (37.9%). The Celtics are attempting 46.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 52.4% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 62.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.9 treys per contest, which are 47.6% of their shots (and 37.9% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets

On offense Brooklyn is the 18th-ranked team in the NBA (113.7 points per game). On defense it is 15th (113.4 points conceded per game). The Nets are scoring more points at home (114.8 per game) than away (112.6). The Nets are putting up 110 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 3.7 fewer points than their average for the season (113.7).

Brooklyn is 10th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.6 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (38.7%). In 2022-23, the Nets have taken 38.6% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.4% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 30% of the Nets’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Celtics, and we expect that Nets will cover the spread (Celtics -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 227.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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