Celtics vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 1 (Offenses Take Center Stage at TD Garden)

Celtics vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 1 (Offenses Take Center Stage at TD Garden)


Celtics vs. Nets Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and YES

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. The Nets rank fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 31-19 record, while the Celtics check in first with a stellar 36-15 record. This should be a good one.

Brooklyn enters as a victor in four of its last six games following a 121-104 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday. Meanwhile, Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-121 overtime win over the Lakers on Saturday. Which Eastern Conference contender will earn a victory tonight?

Celtics vs. Nets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-340) | BKN: (+275)
  • Spread: BOS: -8.5 (-110) | BKN: +8.5 (-110)
  • Total: 226.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Celtics enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226.5 points, which ranks as the lowest of Wednesday's projected totals.

Celtics vs Nets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Celtics -8.5 - - 226.5 -112 -110 -360 290

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Celtics won 43 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover or pushing 39 times.
  • The Nets went 3-3 as underdogs of 8.5 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, 41 Celtics games hit the over.
  • In 82 Nets games last year, 41 of them went over the total.

Celtics vs. Nets Prediction & Pick

Brooklyn's role players stepped up on Monday as both Patty Mills and Cam Thomas dropped 21 points off the bench. It's going to be tough for them to repeat that performance given Boston's aggressiveness on defense, though. The Celtics rank fifth in defensive efficiency this season.

Head coach Joe Mazzulla's team has thrived on the offensive end of the court to an even higher degree. Boston ranks third in offensive efficiency and owns the third-best average scoring margin at home this year (+8.6). The Celtics are a balanced juggernaut and not a team to be fading right now.

Brooklyn has lost nine straight games against Boston, so trust the home team in this matchup.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 119 | Nets: 113

Celtics vs. Nets Best Bet

Robert Williams will not be available for the Celtics due to injury, which is a big deal considering he is the team's best rim defender. Look for the Nets to draw up a ton of plays for Nic Claxton in hopes of creating an early presence in the paint. Second-chance opportunities will not be lacking in this one.

It's a strategy that benefits bettors backing the over. The total has hit the over in each of Boston's and each of Brooklyns' last five games played in February. The over has also cashed in five of the Celtics' last six home games against the Nets. Expect a bit of a shootout to break out on Wednesday night.

Bet: Over 226.5 Points (-110)

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