Nets vs Celtics: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The Boston Celtics (19-16) will look to continue a four-game win streak when they hit the road to take on the Brooklyn Nets (24-13) on Thursday, March 11 at Barclays Center as  underdogs. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The point total is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of March 11, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Nets vs Celtics Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 11

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Day To Day (Knee),
Kevin Durant: Out (Hamstring),
Blake Griffin: Out (Health Protocols),
Spencer Dinwiddie: Out For Season (ACL),
Jeff Green: Day To Day (Shoulder)

Romeo Langford: Out (Wrist)

Nets and Celtics Records ATS

  • Brooklyn is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 20-17.
  • The Nets have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 3 points, going 11-13 this season.
  • Brooklyn and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 67.6% of its games this season (25/37).
  • Boston has a 17-18 record ATS this season.
  • For the 16th time this season, the Celtics are at least a 3-point underdog, where they have a record of 7-8 against the spread.
  • 42.9% of Boston’s 35 games this season have missed the over/under.

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Head to Head

Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 37 points to help lead the Nets past Jaylen Brown (27 points) and the Celtics 123-95 in their most recent matchup on December 25, 2020. The Nets were favored by 3 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 218 total points to fall short of the 230-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/25/2020 Nets Celtics -3 230 -145 122 Regular Season 123-95 BKN

Scoring Trends

  • In Brooklyn’s matchups this season, the Nets and their opponents have exceeded Thursday’s total of 234 points 20 times (54.1% of opportunities).
  • Nine Boston games this year (25.7% of its matchups) ended with a final total higher than Thursday’s over/under of 234 points.
  • The Nets have seen a 237.2 average over/under in their games this season, 3.2 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 11.1 points more than the average over/under in Celtics’ games this season (222.9 points).
  • The average implied total for the Nets this season is 119.2 points, 0.2 more points than their implied total of 119 points in Thursday’s game.
  • So far this season, Brooklyn has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (119) 22 times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Celtics (112.8) is 3.2 fewer points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (116).
  • Boston has scored more than 116 points in 15 games on the season.
  • The Nets are at the top of the NBA’s scoring charts (121.1 PPG), while the Celtics allow the eighth-fewest points per game (110.9) in the league.
  • The Nets have scored a total of 185 more points than their opponents this year (an average of five per game), and the Celtics have out-scored opponents by 38 points on the season (1.1 more per game).

Nets Leaders

  • The Nets rebounds and assists leader is James Harden. He averages 7.8 rebounds and racks up 11.1 assists per game.
  • Brooklyn is led in scoring by Kevin Durant’s 29.0 points per game.
  • Joe Harris connects on 3.4 threes per game to lead the Nets.
  • Brooklyn’s blocks leader is DeAndre Jordan, who records 1.4 per game. Harden leads the team averaging 1.2 steals an outing.

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum owns the Celtics top spot in scoring with 24.9 points per game and also tacks on 7.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest.
  • The Boston leaders in rebounds and assists are Tristan Thompson (8.3 rebounds per game) and Marcus Smart (6.1 assists per game).
  • Kemba Walker leads the Celtics in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 3.0 made threes per game.
  • Boston’s Smart has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.8 per game and Robert Williams III is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.


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