Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets Prediction, NBA Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 25, 2022

History isn't on Brooklyn's side as no team in NBA history has successfully rallied to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.

Boston
51-31
AT
April 25, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Barclays Center
Brooklyn
44-38
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +105
Over / Under o +222

42%

Betting Action

58%

Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -127
Over / Under u +222

42%

Betting Action

58%

The Brooklyn Nets will look to keep their season alive on Monday night when they host the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of this first-round playoff series.  The Celtics are on the verge of a sweep following their 109-103 win on Saturday, although it’s been a tighter series than it appears, with all thee games being decided by less than eight points.

Brooklyn is a 1-point favourite to win on the NBA odds, with a total of 220.0.

Celtics vs. Nets NBA Betting Odds

The Nets simply cannot figure out this Boston team as the Celtics have now won the last six meetings between the clubs.  It’s been a high scoring head-to-head series, with the Over hitting in seven of the last 10 games.

Boston has been a solid cover option, going 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last five road games.  The total has gone Over in 11 of the Celtics’ last 15 games and they’re now -5000 favourites to win the series.  And of course, no NBA team has ever lost a series when leading 3-0.

The Nets have struggled to cover and sit 1-7 ATS across their last eight games.  The total has gone Under in eight of Brooklyn’s last 10 games and they’re now sitting as +1328 series underdogs.

The favoured exact series score is calling for a Boston sweep at +110.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics have absolutely suffocated Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, limiting the duo to 16 points each in Game 3.  Jayson Tatum paced Boston, finishing with a game-high 39 points and six steals on Saturday.  Jaylen Brown added 23 points and Marcus Smart had 14.  The Celtics forced 12 turnovers and 13 steals in the game.  Tatum has exploded offensively with two 30-point performances in the series and he is averaging 29.7 points per game.  Centre Robert Williams III returned to the Boston lineup in Game 3 after missing the last month with torn cartilage in his left knee, adding a solid boost to an already strong defensive core.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn simply needs more from Durant and Irving, who have struggled since combining for 62 points in Game 1.  Bruce Brown Jr. was the only Nets player to solve Boston’s stingy defence in Game 3, finishing with a playoff career-high 26 points.  A worrying trend in this series is Durant and Irving’s offensive performance, which has combined for fewer points in each successive game.  The Nets are averaging just 108 points per game in the playoffs, down from 112.8 points during the regular season.  And don’t count on Ben Simmons coming to the rescue.  Simmons, who hasn’t played in almost a full calendar year, had originally been targeting Game 4 for his season debut, but the Nets have officially ruled him out of the lineup.  Even if he does draw into the lineup later in the series, he likely won’t be able to handle any significant minutes.

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