The Boston Celtics (30-12), playing as 1.5-point favorites, hope to outscore their opponent in a matchup of two top offenses when they face the Brooklyn Nets (27-13) on January 12, 2023 at Barclays Center. The point total for this matchup is 226.
How to bet Celtics vs. Nets
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -127 odds to pick up the win, while the Nets are listed at +107 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226 points.
Celtics vs. Nets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, January 12, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: Brooklyn, New York
- Arena: Barclays Center
Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends
In the Celtics’ 42 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Boston has been victorious in 28, or 70%, of the 40 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Celtics games this year have gone over the total in 23 out of 40 opportunities (57.5%).
In the Nets’ 40 games this year, they have 21 wins against the spread. Brooklyn has been the underdog on the moneyline 11 total times this season. Brooklyn has gone 5-6 in those games. Nets games this year have hit the over on 17 of 40 set point totals (42.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Celtics: Robert Williams: Out (Injury Management), Marcus Smart: Out (Knee), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)
Nets: Nicolas Claxton: Probable (Shoulder), Kevin Durant: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Boston Celtics
Boston has a top-five offense this year, ranking second-best in the league with 118.6 points per game. On defense, it ranks 13th with 112.6 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Celtics have played better at home this season, posting 122 points per game, compared to 115 per game when playing on the road. The Celtics have been putting up 120.7 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 118.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Boston is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.5 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks eighth with a 37% shooting percentage from three-point land. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Celtics have taken 52.6% two-pointers (accounting for 63.3% of the team’s baskets) and 47.4% from beyond the arc (36.7%).
What you need to know about the Brooklyn Nets
Brooklyn is 13th in the NBA in points scored (114.6 per game) and fifth-best in points allowed (110.6). At home the Nets are putting up 116.3 points per game, 3.1 more than they are averaging on the road (113.2). In their previous 10 games, the Nets are putting up 120.2 points per game, 5.6 more than their season average (114.6).
Beyond the arc, Brooklyn is 14th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (12.2). It is second-best in 3-point percentage at 39.2%. In 2022-23, the Nets have taken 63% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 71.7% of the Nets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 28.3% have been 3-pointers.
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