Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: The Boston Celtics are expected to win the upcoming game against the Brooklyn Nets as per the latest prediction.
The Boston Celtics (18-5) will look to strengthen their position at the top of the Eastern Conference when they meet the Brooklyn Nets (13-11) in the upcoming NBA fixture on Sunday night. The Celtics couldn’t extend their 5-game winning streak with a 116-120 defeat to the Miami Heat in the last game. Overall, Boston has looked in ruthless form over the last few weeks.
The Brooklyn Nets have a mighty challenge to register their fifth consecutive win when they host the Boston Celtics at the Barclays Center Arena in the upcoming game. The Nets have been in excellent touch in home matchups this season. In the last game, they gave a 114-105 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
The Celtics lost a close game to the Heat after Brown forced OT.
It was a close battle between the two sides from the start of the game. Boston’s shooting accuracy dipped to 46.0%. Butler’s clutch jumper over Horford gave a 3-point lead to the Heat with 5:1 seconds left. When a comeback seemed almost impossible for the Celtics, Jaylen Brown shot a long 3-pointer with 1:7 seconds to play and forced overtime. It was a thrilling contest in OT as well. The Celtics fell short of 4 points in the end.
Jaylen Brown gave a stellar performance for the Celtics and single-handedly kept his side in contention for a win. Brown finished with 37 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists. Marcus Smart gave a good contribution of 18 points and 5 assists.
The Nets convincingly defeated the Raptors in the last game after securing a huge first-half lead.
The Brooklyn Nets got a flying start to the contest and started dominating the Raptors from the opening minutes. They secured a lead of 36 points midway through the second quarter. It was looking like a one-sided affair for Brooklyn before a late 11-0 run by Toronto in the fourth quarter. However, the Raptors failed to cut the massive lead and lost the game. The Nets shot 53.7% along with 27 assists.
Kyrie Irving was the leading scorer for the Nets in the last game. Irving added 27 points to his name with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Kevin Durant looked good too and contributed 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Recent Form
The Boston Celtics had an amazing campaign till now. They are currently at 18-5 in the top position of the Eastern Conference. Boston lost only 1 of the last 5 fixtures. They have an excellent home record of 11-2 till now. The Celtics have played well on the road trips as well. Their away record stands at 7-3.
The Brooklyn Nets have been good so far. They are currently at 13-11 in the 6th position in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn is currently on a winning streak of 4 games. At home, they have an impressive record of 8-4 in the current season. In the away matchups, the Nets are 5-7 as of now.
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Winning Odds
The Boston Celtics have been the best among all sides in terms of the scoring rate. They have a high shooting accuracy as well. Hence the Celtics have a clear upper hand over the Nets in the offensive approach. In the defense, the Celtics rebounded at a better rate but the Nets are ahead in the other stats.
Although the Celtics ended their last game with a loss, they have been more successful in the NBA 2022-223 than the Nets. Jayson Tatum is expected to continue his top form. He is averaging 30.8 points this season. On the other hand, the Nets will rely on Kevin Durant who is playing the current season with an average of 30.4 points per game so far.
- Boston Celtics: -180
- Brooklyn Nets: +122
- Boston Celtics: 1.55
- Brooklyn Nets: 2.22
- Boston Celtics: 56%
- Brooklyn Nets: 44%
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Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Team Stats
- The Boston Celtics are scoring at a very high rate of 121.6 points per game so far. They shot very well till now as the shooting accuracy stands at 496% in field goals and 40.4% in 3-pointers. The average number of assists per game is currently at 27.4.
- The Celtics rebounded with an average of 41.9 per game as of now along with 5.9 steals and 5.0 blocks per game.
- The Brooklyn Nets have maintained a scoring rate of 111.7 points per game this season. They shot 49.8% from the field and 37.2% from the 3-point line. The average number of assists per game stands at 26.3.
- The Nets played with an average of 40.0 per game so far. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 7.0 and 7.2 respectively.
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been a total of 207 regular-season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Boston Celtics are ahead with 134 wins, while the Brooklyn Nets were on the winning side in 73 games.
If we check out the results of the recent meetings, 3 games were won by the Celtics and 2 by the Nets. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 6 March 2022. The Boston Celtics won that matchup with a score of 126-120.
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Jayson Tatum (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 30.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.0 | Assists Per Game: 4.4
Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 26.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 13.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.9 | Assists Per Game: 3.5
Kevin Durant (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 29.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.6 | Assists Per Game: 5.4
Kyrie Irving (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 24.8 | Assists Per Game: 4.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Nic Claxton (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 11.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.6 | Blocks Per Game: 2.2
Celtics vs Nets Injuries
- Robert Williams III (Center)
- Danilo Gallinari (Power Forward)
- Edmond Sumner (Point Guard)
- Alondes Williams (Guard)
- Ben Simmons (Point Guard)
- Yuta Watanabe (Small Forward)
Celtics vs Nets Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Boston Celtics will look to make a good comeback after a disheartening loss in the last game. They are looking much stronger than the Nets in terms of their current form and team strength. On the other hand, it will surely be a tough challenge for the Brooklyn Nets against the mighty Celtics. They will have no margin of error in the defense against the blazing offensive leaders of Boston. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Celtics for this fixture.