Celtics vs. Nets: NBA Betting Preview – August 5, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 5, 2020

Boston is an 8.5-point favorite (per DraftKings) against Brooklyn when the Jayson Tatum-led Celtics (44-23) and Caris LeVert’s Nets (32-35) meet on August 5, 2020.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 5, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Nets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 5

Celtics: Kemba Walker: Out (Rest)

Nets: DeAndre Jordan Jr.: Out (Covid), Kevin Durant: Out For Season (Achilles), Michael Beasley: Out For Season (Illness), Taurean Prince: Out (Covid), Joe Harris: Day To Day (Back), Jamal Crawford: Day To Day (Hamstring), Nicolas Claxton: Out For Season (Shoulder), Caris LeVert: Day To Day (Thigh), Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Covid), Wilson Chandler: Out (Undisclosed), Kyrie Irving: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Head to Head

Brooklyn earned victory in two of its three matchups against Boston this year. The Nets have covered the spread more often than not against the Celtics, holding a 2-1 record ATS in head-to-head meetings.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
3/3/2020 Celtics Celtics -6.5 219 -277 223 129-120 BKN*
11/29/2019 Celtics Nets -4.5 213 -205 170 112-107 BKN*
11/27/2019 Celtics Celtics -8.5 213.5 -387 295 121-110 BOS*
  • 3/3/2020 DNP – Celtics: Jayson Tatum;Nets: Kyrie Irving
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward;Nets: Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert
  • 11/27/2019 DNP – Celtics: Gordon Hayward;Nets: Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert

Celtics Betting Information

  • Boston normally does not hit the over, only topping the points total in 31 of 67 games (46.3%).
  • Boston has a 37-25-5 record against the spread this year.
  • When they play as 8.5-point favorites, the Celtics have an ATS record of 8-6.

Nets Betting Information

  • Brooklyn hit the over in just 47.8% of their games (32 of 67 games).
  • Brooklyn has a winning record (34-33) against the spread this season.
  • The Nets are .500 against the spread (3-3) when at least 8.5-point underdogs.

Celtics Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jayson Tatum 62 23.4 7.0 3.0 1.4 0.9 2.8
Kemba Walker 53 20.8 3.9 4.8 0.9 0.5 3.3
Jaylen Brown 53 20.6 6.4 2.1 1.2 0.3 2.2
Gordon Hayward 48 17.3 6.6 4.1 0.8 0.4 1.6
Marcus Smart 56 13.3 3.8 4.7 1.6 0.5 2.3

Nets Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Caris LeVert 41 18.1 4.1 4.1 1.1 0.2 1.8
Joe Harris 65 14.1 4.4 2.0 0.6 0.3 2.5
Jarrett Allen 66 10.9 9.5 1.4 0.6 1.3 0.0
Garrett Temple 58 10.3 3.5 2.5 0.8 0.5 2.0
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot 42 7.3 2.4 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.2

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