Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics: 12/25/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 24, 2020

The Brooklyn Nets (1-0) visit the Boston Celtics (1-0) for a Christmas Day showdown at TD Garden, tipping off at 5:00 PM ET on ABC. The Celtics are 2-point underdogs. The matchup has an over/under of 227.5 points.

Betting Information

Nets vs Celtics Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nets -2 -110 -110 227.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Boston has taken six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Brooklyn.

Nets vs Celtics in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/5/2020 Celtics Celtics -9 223.5 -430 337 Regular Season 149-115 BOS
3/3/2020 Celtics Celtics -6.5 219 -277 223 Regular Season 129-120 BKN
11/29/2019 Celtics Nets -4.5 213 -205 170 Regular Season 112-107 BKN
11/27/2019 Celtics Celtics -8.5 213.5 -387 295 Regular Season 121-110 BOS
3/30/2019 Nets Regular Season 110-96 BKN
1/28/2019 Celtics Regular Season 112-104 BOS
1/14/2019 Nets Regular Season 109-102 BKN
1/7/2019 Celtics Regular Season 116-95 BOS
4/11/2018 Celtics Regular Season 110-97 BOS
1/6/2018 Nets Regular Season 87-85 BOS
  • 8/5/2020 DNP – Celtics: Kemba Walker
  • 3/3/2020 DNP – Nets: Kyrie Irving; Celtics: Jayson Tatum
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Nets: Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • 11/27/2019 DNP – Nets: Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert Celtics: Gordon Hayward
  • Nets Betting Information

    • Brooklyn was consistently inconsistent against the spread last season, posting a 38-38 record.
    • The Nets posted a winning record of 16-13 against the spread when the spread was -2 or bigger.
    • Brooklyn and its opponents hit the over 38 times in 76 contests last season.
    Bet on the Brooklyn Nets to win the NBA Championship.

    Celtics Betting Information

    • Boston had a 50-34-5 record against the spread, covering in 56.2% of their outings.
    • When they were at least 2-point underdogs, the Celtics fared well, going 30-23-4 against the spread.
    • In 44 out Boston’s 89 games last season, (49.4%) the teams combined to hit the over.
    Bet on the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 33 of 76 outings (43.4%) last season, the Nets and their opponents combined for this matchup’s over/under of 227.5 points.
    • Boston and its opponents combined to score more than 227.5 points in 26 of 89 games (29.2%) last year.
    • The Nets and the Celtics combined to average 3.2 less points per game last year than the over/under of 227.5 set for this matchup.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 7.6 less points per game last season (219.9) than this game’s total of 227.5 points.
    • The average over/under the Nets had set in games last season was 3.0 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average point total for the Celtics last season was 7.9 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Nets Leaders

    • Kyrie Irving averaged 27.4 points per game last season.
    • Spencer Dinwiddie collected 6.8 assists per game and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 10.0 rebounds per contest.
    • Irving connected on 2.8 threes per game a season ago.
    • Irving collected 1.4 per game. Jarrett Allen averaged 1.3 blocks an outing.

    Celtics Leaders

    • Jayson Tatum put up 23.4 points per game last season.
    • Tristan Thompson pulled down 10.1 rebounds per game and Jeff Teague averaged 6.1 assists per game .
    • Kemba Walker connected on 3.2 threes per game a season ago.
    • Marcus Smart averaged 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collected 1.3 blocks a game.
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