Celtics vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Boston Dominates Brooklyn at TD Garden)

Celtics vs. Nets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Boston Dominates Brooklyn at TD Garden)


Celtics vs. Nets Game Info

  • Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • Venue: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coverage: ESPN, NBCS-BOS, and YES

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Friday with 10 more games, including a battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. The Nets rank sixth in the Eastern Conference with a 34-28 record, while the Celtics check in second with a 45-18 record. Both teams are fighting for playoff positioning.

Brooklyn enters on a four-game losing streak that includes a 142-118 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Boston has now won four of its last five games thanks to a 117-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Which Eastern Conference squad will win on Friday?

Celtics vs. Nets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-590) |BKN: (+440)
  • Spread: BOS: -11 (-110) | BKN: +11 (-110)
  • Total: 228 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

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 228 points, which is about average compared to Friday'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 -10.5 - - - - - -590 430

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 covered every time (2-0) as underdogs of 10.5 points or greater last season.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 41 times in Celtics games.
  • There were 41 Nets games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.

Celtics vs. Nets Prediction & Pick

It has not been going well for the Nets since Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were traded at the deadline. Brooklyn is struggling to find its identity on defense as it has allowed an average of 129.7 points over its last three games (No. 29 in NBA). A game against the Celtics shouldn't help those struggles, either.

Boston ranks third in offensive efficiency this season and is averaging a reliable 121.1 points per home game (No. 3 in NBA). The Celtics have also posted a +9.3 average scoring margin at TD Garden (No. 3 in NBA) and enter this one fully healthy. Everything points toward a comfortable win here.

Boston has won 10 straight games against Brooklyn, too, so back the Celtics with confidence.

Final Score Prediction: Celtics: 122 | Nets: 107

Celtics vs. Nets Best Bet

Brooklyn enters this game 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games overall and 1-5 ATS in its last six games played in March. Not only that, but the Nets have lost six straight away games by an average of 22.5 points. They have not been able to keep the score remotely close when on the road.

Boston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games overall and 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games against an Atlantic Division opponent. If that isn't enough, the Celtics are an impressive 6-0 ATS in their last six games against the Nets. This is an Eastern Conference matchup that has been completely one-sided lately.

Bet: Boston Celtics -11 (-110)

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