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Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets – NBA Picks and Predictions

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Picks and Predictions on this Thursday March 11, 2021 basketball game.


Thursday Night Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets game. This matchup is set to tipoff March 11, 2021 at 7:30pm et at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Draftkings NBA odds currently have the Nets listed as -2.5 point favorites and the over/under at 234.5 total points. The betting public currently has 94% of their money behind the Nets as the home favorite.

These two teams last met in the third game of this season where Brooklyn destroyed the Celtics 123-95. In that game Brooklyn went 54% went from field and 51% from 3-point land and Kevin Durant led the team with 29 points. Durant will be out for this matchup. But James Harden will be on the floor and newly acquired Blake Griffin has been listed as questionable to play for this matchup.

Boston comes into this game 19-17 overall after winning 4 in a row before the all star break, but they are a miserable 7-12 this season on the road. The good news is that Marcus Smart, who’s been out over six weeks after straining his calf has been upgraded and expected to play in this game. Smart gives them a boost on both ends of the court and this will help Boston continue the winning momentum into the second half of the NBA season.

The Celtics on the road this season are scoring an average of 109.5 points per game while giving up an average of 112 points per game on defense.

Boston is 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games against Brooklyn and the total has gone over in 7 of the Celtics last 9 games this season.

Brooklyn was red hot before the all-star break winning 9 of their last 10 games. As mentioned earlier, James Harden will sit out due to his hamstring injury, but James Harden without Durant on the floor has been lights out, averaging 25.5 points, 11.4 assists and 8.7 rebounds. At home this season the Nets have the best offense in the league, putting up an average of 119 points per game, but have a below average defense that gives up 113.3 points per game.

Brooklyn is 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games and the total has gone over in 12 of the Nets last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.

In this Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Thursday Night Basketball Game, we’re rolling with the Nets First Quarter -0.5 at the -110 price.

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