Celtics vs. Nets NBA Odds & Picks: Sharps Taking The Under In Brooklyn
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- The Celtics host the Nets tonight as the NBA schedule gets back into full swing following the All-Star break.
- Read below to find out how sharps are targeting the total in this matchup.
NBA Odds: Nets vs. Celtics
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The Nets take on the Celtics in an intriguing post-All Star Atlantic Division clash. Brooklyn was one of the hotter teams in the league heading into the break, winning 10 out of 11 games before March 5.
Boston has been nowhere near the Nets’ level of play, but the Celtics had won four of their last five games heading into the All-Star break. The Celtics rank 16th in defensive rating per NBA Advanced Stats, holding opponents to 111.7 points per 100 possessions.
While Boston’s defense is solid, the Nets shredded them to the tune of 123 points on 53.9% shooting the last time these two teams met, but things look very different the second time around.
Celtics starting point guard Kemba Walker was out in that Christmas Day matchup, and James Harden wasn’t even on Brooklyn’s roster at that point in the season.
Though the Nets’ are coming in with impressive offensive firepower sans Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, our PRO Report suggests that sharp bettors are trusting the under on Thursday’s total.
NBA Picks: Celtics vs. Nets
The total for Celtics-Nets opened at 233 before it was pushed up to 233.5 before Thursday evening.
Since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the under, acting as a big indicator of sharp action backing a lower scoring game than expected.
At the time of this writing, the 34% of bettors taking the under have generated 69% of the money wagered on Thursday’s Celtics-Nets total.
Thursday night’s Celtics-Nets matchup fits our Reverse Line Movement Unders PRO System, which has a 57% win rate and 12% Return On Investment since 2015.
PRO Report Pick: Under 233.5
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