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Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets 4/23/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Odds & Info

Game Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
Date & Time Saturday April 23, 2022, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
Latest odds
BK -3.5 ; O/U 223.5
TV Channel
ESPN

The Boston Celtics look to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals best of seven series with a victory on Saturday when visiting the Brooklyn Nets. Boston leads the series 2-0 following its 114-107 victory over Brooklyn on Thursday. Jaylen Brown was the leading scorer for Boston with 22 points and the Celtics shot 52.0% overall.

Jayson Tatum is leading Boston in scoring with an average of 25.0 points per game, while Jaylen Brown is the second-leading scorer with an average of 22.5 points per game. Al Horford is the leading rebounder with an average of 10.5 rebounds per game and Tatum is the leader in assists with an average of 9.0 assists per game. Boston is scoring an average of 114.5 points per game while shooting 49.4% overall and 35.9% from three-point territory.

Brooklyn is in a must-win situation as the Nets will be put on the brink of elimination with a loss on Saturday. In Thursday's loss to Boston, the leading scorer for Brooklyn was Kevin Durant with 27 points. Brooklyn squandered a halftime lead of 65-55 in the loss. The Nets shot 46.1% and 47.6% from three-point territory. Brooklyn committed 14 turnovers but were held to just 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Kevin Durant is leading Brooklyn in scoring and assists with averages of 25.0 points and 4.0 assists per game, while Kyrie Irving is the second-leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 24.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Brooklyn has five players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team the Nets are scoring an average of 110.5 points per game. Brooklyn is shooting 50.0% overall and 46.7% from three-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Boston is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Celtics last 7 on the road
  • Brooklyn is 3-7 ATS in its last 10
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Nets last 8

Free NBA Pick:

Brooklyn Nets -3.5

Brooklyn will be on its home court and the Nets have covered the number in nine of the last 11 at home versus Boston. Brooklyn has covered the number in five of its last seven when playing against an opponent that has a winning percentage above .600. Boston has struggled when tagged as the dog, failing to cover the number in four out of the last five. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will help lead the Nets to a Game 3 win and narrow Boston's series' lead to 2-1. FInal Score Prediction, Brooklyn Nets win and cover ATS 115-109.

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