Nets vs Celtics: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 25, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 25, 2020

The Brooklyn Nets (1-0) are just 1-point favorites on Christmas Day when they visit the Boston Celtics (1-0), tipping at 5:00 PM at TD Garden ET on ABC.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of December 22, 2020, 5:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Celtics Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 24

Nets: Nicolas Claxton: Out (Right knee)
Celtics: Romeo Langford: Out (Right wrist), Tacko Fall: Out (Eye), Kemba Walker: Out (Left knee)

Nets and Celtics Records ATS

  • Brooklyn was an even 38-38 against the spread last season.
  • When favored by at least 1 point, the Nets were 16-18 against the spread in 2019-20.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents went over the set over/under in 38 of 76 games last season (50%).
  • With a 50-34-5 record ATS last season, Boston outperformed expectations ATS last season.
  • The Celtics attained a 33-27-4 record against the spread last season when they played as at least a 1-point underdog.
  • Boston covered the total points bet in 44 games last season, 50% of the 89 games they have played last season.

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Head to Head

Jaylen Brown (21 points) led the Celtics over Jeremiah Martin (20 points) and the Nets 149-115 in their last matchup on Wednesday. The Celtics were favored by 9 points in the game, and covered the spread. The 264 total points in the matchup went over the 223.5-point over/under.

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
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Scoring Trends

  • Last season, the Nets were the NBA’s 16th-highest scoring team (111.5 PPG), while the Celtics allowed their opponents the second-fewest points per game (106.8) in the league.
  • The Nets had a negative point differential last season (-123 total points, -1.6 per game), while the Celtics scored 539 more points than their opponents (six per game).

Nets Leaders

  • Kyrie Irving put up 27.4 points per game last season.
  • DeAndre Jordan grabbed 10.0 rebounds per game and Spencer Dinwiddie averaged 6.8 assists per game .
  • Irving nicked 1.4 steals per game. Jarrett Allen collected 1.3 blocks a contest.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum averaged 23.4 points per game last season.
  • Tristan Thompson grabbed 10.1 rebounds per game and Jeff Teague averaged 6.1 assists per game .
  • Marcus Smart swiped 1.7 steals per game. Daniel Theis collected 1.3 blocks a game.

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