The Western Conference Playoffs are like a pendulum, where the momentum swings here and there. While the Eastern Conference Playoffs have seen high-ranking teams indicate that they are in the position for a reason. The Boston Celtics finished as the second-ranked team in the East and have played like one, winning all of the first three games, they will play against the Brooklyn Nets, a team that looks down and out after three straight losses.Bet on Brooklyn Nets-Boston Celtics
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Total: Bookmakers from 22bet suggest that Total Over/Under 220 has the odds of 1.90. The last game fetched 212 points and considering the Celtics' intense defense, it is not a surprise that scoring has been a bit on the low side. The game before that saw 221 points so the 220 points is closer to that. I believe it will go “Under” here as the Celtics defense will close out this series most likely. (Total Under 220 for 1.90)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.86 for Jaylen Brown going Over 24.5 Points here(At least 25 points). The Off-Guard is yet to hit that mark and scored in the 22-23 points range in the first three games. He has shot efficiently and I believe he will be in for a big game here. I believe he will go “Over” here.. (Player Props: Player Points: Jaylen Brown Over 24.5)
Handicap: Bookmakers at 1xbet are predicting a close game and no team has an overwhelming edge here. The Celtics have won three in a row and although it is tough to see Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving losing three in a row, I believe they will face the only sweep of the Playoffs. I see the Celtics winning by at least 4 points. (Handicap 2 -3.5 for 2.4)
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Bruce Brown has led the team in scoring during the last two games and that is when both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been active. Not take anything away from the dynamic wing, but the two players have been off their games. Durant has turned it over more than 5 times per game and he shot just around 30% in the first two games while he attempted just a few shots in Game 3. Kyrie exploded for 30+ points a night in Game 1 but has been quiet since then. And whenever Durant and Kyrie try to run isolation sets, the Celtics defense picks it up quickly and makes life tough for the Nets offense. Nic Claxton has been a decent presence but Seth Curry has been on and off.
The Boston Celtics have been a great defensive team all season long and with each Playoffs game, they have only become better. With the presence of the perimeter defenders like Smart and Brown along with Tatum and Horford closing in, the Nets have been unable to tackle the pesky and physical Boston team. The Celtics' offense has been efficient, not forcing things and bringing the pace according to their rhythm. One of the major reasons for their success has been committing fewer turnovers and not allowing the Nets to dominate the boards and it feels like they are likely to sweep here.
Nets vs Celtics: possible lineups
- Nets most likely starting five: PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: Seth Curry | SF: Bruce Brown | PF: Kevin Durant | C: Andre Drummond;
- Celtics most likely starting five: PG: Marcus Smart | SG: Jaylen Brown | SF: Jayson Tatum | C: Al Horford | C: Daniel Theis.