Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, December 4, 2022

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The Boston Celtics (18-5) are 2.5-point favorites in a matchup against with the Brooklyn Nets (13-11) on December 4, 2022, when a pair of the NBA’s best players — the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and the Nets’ Kevin Durant — will hit the court at Barclays Center. The point total for this game is 230.5.

How to bet Celtics vs. Nets

Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -138 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +117 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 230.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Arena: Barclays Center

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends

The Celtics have 14 wins against the spread in 23 games this season. Boston has been chosen as the favorite in 23 games this year and has walked away with the win 18 times (78.3%) in those games. Celtics games this year have eclipsed the over/under 62.5% of the time (15 out of 24 games with a set point total).

In the Nets’ 24 games this year, they have 12 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has put together a 3-5 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 37.5% of those games). The Nets have hit the over 37.5% of the time this season (nine of 24 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Celtics

Celtics Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 22 30.8 8 4.4 0.9 1.1 3.4
Jaylen Brown 21 26.6 6.9 3.5 1 0.3 2.3
Malcolm Brogdon 19 13.9 3.9 3.5 0.5 0.2 1.9
Marcus Smart 21 11.8 3.1 7.7 1.1 0.3 1.8
Derrick White 23 11.2 3 3.3 0.9 0.7 1.9

Nets

Nets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kevin Durant 24 29.8 6.6 5.4 0.7 1.8 1.6
Kyrie Irving 16 24.8 4.1 4.3 1 0.9 2.7
Nicolas Claxton 23 11.9 8.6 1.3 0.7 2.2 0
TJ Warren 1 10 4 0 1 0 0
Royce O’Neale 24 9.8 5.3 4.8 1.2 0.7 2.3
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Celtics: Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Nets: Yuta Watanabe: Out (Hamstring), Ben Simmons: Out (Calf), Alondes Williams: Out (Adductor)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston has been led by its offense, as it ranks best in the NBA by posting 121.6 points per game. It ranks 16th in the league in points allowed (113.6 per contest). The Celtics are posting 125.8 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 9.7 more points than they’re averaging away from home (116.1). The Celtics have seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 124.3 points per game in their last 10 outings, 2.7 points more than the 121.6 they’ve scored this year.

Boston is playing well in terms of three-point shooting, as it ranks best in the league in threes (16.9 per game) and best in shooting percentage from three-point land (40.4%). The Celtics are attempting 44.8 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 51.8% of the shots they’ve taken (and 60.7% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.7 threes per contest, which are 48.2% of their shots (and 39.3% 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 league (111.7 points per game). On defense it is ninth (110.4 points conceded per game). The Nets are scoring more points at home (113.3 per game) than away (110.1). While the Nets are posting 111.7 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their last 10 games, producing 113.9 a contest.

In 2022-23, Brooklyn is 13th in the league in 3-point makes (11.9 per game) and ninth in 3-point percentage (37.2%). The Nets take 38.5% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 61.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.8% of the Nets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 71.2% are 2-pointers.

Celtics vs. Nets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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