Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball on Friday December 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST.
The (12-15) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division will make the trip from the Big Apple to the Bay State to take on the (10-16) Boston Celtics also of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at TD Garden in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. This Sports Handicapper believes Brooklyn is better than their record indicates, and they should pull it together soon. The Boston Celtics recently sent their best player to Dallas. The betting line is not available for Friday’s game.
The 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets are on a two-game win streak, scoring over the century mark in both victories. The betting odds under is 4-0 Brooklyn last four on Friday’s. Brooklyn is 4-0 Against The Point Spread when the opposition scores 100 or more in the previous contest. Boston is 2-2, going over the betting odds total once and staying under three times on NBA Expert ATS Picks their last four away from the Barclay’s Center. The key to a Brooklyn win is defense. The Nets must buy into head coach Lionel Hollins system; it worked in Memphis, and it will make Brooklyn better.
The 2014-15 Boston Celtics lost at Miami on December 21st and at Orlando on the 23rd. Boston allowed 100 points in both losses. The betting odds under is 4-0 the Celtics last four after giving up 100-points or more in their previous game. Boston is 4-1 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total once, staying under three times and have a push their last five at home. The key to a Boston win is to run, not allowing Brooklyn to get into their defensive set. Veteran Point guard Jameer Nelson, who came over from Dallas in the Rondo trade, will provide needed leadership.
Free Pick: Side and Total.