Celtics at Brooklyn Nets Betting Preview
playoff time in the NBA, and there are some terrific first-round matchups set.
The Brooklyn Nets take on the Boston Celtics in one of these matchups, with
Game 1 set for Saturday night.
earned its way into the NBA
playoffs by beating the Washington Wizards in the
play-in game. The Celtics are the number 7 seed, one year after reaching the
conference finals in 2020.
the number two seed in the East but are the betting favorites to win the NBA
title. The Nets posted a 48-24 regular-season record, including wins in each of
their last five games.
have plenty of history, and that should make for a highly entertaining series.
Brooklyn will have a home-court advantage and will host the first two games.
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Must Find Offense
Celtics will likely be without Jaylen Brown, and thatís a big blow to the
offense. Brown is capable of carrying the offense at times, and the Celtics
struggle to score.
One look at
scores shows Boston has averaged 112.6 points per game during the
regular season, which was slightly below league average. The Celtics did put up
118 in the play-in victory and will need a similar performance on Saturday.
Tatum has emerged into a superstar, averaging 26.4 points per game this season.
Tatum scored 50 points in the win over Washington, but he will have the
attention of the Nets.
shown that it can be a strong defensive team, and this will be another key
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ďBig ThreeĒ Ready
has not had its three superstars healthy for much of the year, but that all
changed recently. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden are all ready to
go, and that spells trouble for opponents.
are averaging 118.6 points per game, but that number could be even higher.
Irving leads the team with 28.6 points per game, but heís the third-best scorer
on the roster.
Durant have had plenty of postseason success playing together, and they are
ready to lead. The Nets are going to try to outscore the Celtics, and that
likely wonít be an issue.
will give up some points, but this team is nearly impossible to stop.
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Too Much For Celtics
plenty of star power on each roster, but the injuries are adding up for the
Celtics. Boston has proven it can win in the postseason, but this was not a
good year for the Celtics.
still be lacking a bit of chemistry, but they have the most talent in the
league. Itís hard to picture the Nets struggling to score with so many weapons
on the roster.
the Nets to speed up the tempo in this game, and thatís a problem for the
Celtics. Boston just doesnít have the depth to play all four quarters, and the
Nets eventually pull away.
might win a game or two in this series, but they arenít taking the series
opener. Bet the Brooklyn Nets over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of this NBA
First Round Series in the Eastern Conference.