Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 6/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+11.5)
The Brooklyn Nets (48-24) play the Boston Celtics (36-36) at Barclays Center on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. Brooklyn leads 3-1. The spread on this game has Brooklyn as 11.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 231.5.
The Celtics took a loss by a final of 141-126 in Game 4. Boston ended the contest having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and converted 14 of 41 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Celtics made 38 of 42 shots for a rate of 90.5%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 24 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defending, Boston allowed 57.8% from the floor on 48 out of 83 shooting. Brooklyn recorded 29 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Brooklyn pulled down 36 rebounds (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 96.7% at the free throw line by making 29 of 30 attempts. They converted 16 of 27 attempts from three-point range.
Jayson Tatum is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He notched 40 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40:25 minutes played and also pulled down 7 boards. Tatum ended up shooting 45.5% from the floor and also earned 5 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Celtics was Marcus Smart. He grabbed 6 rebounds in his 33:37 min on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 33.3% from the floor for the matchup by going 4-of-12 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Smart totaled 9 assists.
Boston will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 36-36 this season. They average 112.6 points per contest (16th in the NBA) while going 46.6% from the floor. The Celtics are hitting 37.4% on three-point attempts (979 of 2,618) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston is pulling in 44.3 boards per game and has earned 1,689 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 25th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Celtics have forced 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Celtics defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.4% (1,015 of 1,389) and they surrender 42.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,732 conceded for the year. They are giving up 37.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 11th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.2).
In their Game 4 win, the Nets collected 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals in this game. The Celtics earned 21 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Nets to the free throw line for 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 29 of those for a percentage of 96.7%. With regard to 3-pointers, Brooklyn converted 16 out of their 27 tries (59.3%). When the game finished, the Nets finished 48 for 83 from the floor which had them shooting 57.8%. The Nets allowed the Celtics to make 37 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% for this game. They finished 34.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 14 of 41 and ended up going 38 out of 42 at the free throw line (90.5%). When discussing rebounding, Brooklyn permitted Boston to collect 35 overall (12 offensive).
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets for this contest. He converted 14 out of 20 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and earned 4 rebounds. Durant tallied 42 points in his 39:51 mins of playing time and earned 5 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Kyrie Irving. He came away with 2 assists in 40:33 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 11 of 24 from the floor. Irving finished going 45.8% from the field in addition to earning 39 points and 11 rebounds.
Brooklyn has a mark of 48-24 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Nets are connecting on 49.4% from the field, which ranks 1st in the league. Brooklyn has tallied 8,537 points this year (118.6 per game) and they average 44.4 boards per game. They are getting an assist 26.8 times per game (7th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Nets are committing 19.0 fouls per game and they go 80.4% from the free throw line. The Nets on defense are ranked 21st in basketball in points allowed per contest with 114.1. The Brooklyn defense gives up 36.5% on 3-point shots (951 of 2,607) and their opponents are converting on 77.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.0 dimes and 43.1 total boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 12th in the league. They have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (7th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+11.5)
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