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Celtics vs. Nets NBA Playoffs Odds and Game 5 Preview – June 1st, 2021

By Carlos Chacon

The Brooklyn Nets are a game away from finishing the Celtics vs. Nets series after winning Game 4 141-126 at the TD Garden. With a chance at closing the series in front of their home crowd, the Nets are excited to head back to the Barclays Center and secure a ticket to the next round of the playoffs.

The Celtics snatched Game 3 after an incredible performance by Jayson Tatum, but the Nets’ Big 3 responded with an even more impressive Game 4 that stunned their opponents.

With that, we give you a preview of Game 5 of the Celtics vs. Nets and go over the important details of the bout. Find all essential team and player details, the latest NBA odds, betting trends, and our very own expert betting predictions. The NitroBetting news team is here to help you secure the best possible picks now that we enter the most exciting phase of the NBA. Be sure to visit our online Bitcoin sportsbook for more Basketball odds and lines.

Celtics vs. Nets Game 5 Information

  • When: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub (Celtics) / 1500 AM (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Brooklyn Nets -833 / OU: 233.0

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Why Bet on the Boston Celtics?

This is crunch time for the Celtics as they face their first elimination game on Tuesday night. They will have to close down a 2-game deficit to tie the series, and this is not going to be an easy task as they face a Nets team on full throttle.

Kemba Walker is not 100% and Jayson Tatum has to take most, if not all of the scoring load. Walker and Robert Williams were both absent in Game 4, which worked to the favor of the Nets. More than that, Jaylen Brown’s injury hit the Celtics hard as they lost a key player coming into the playoffs.

Jayson Tatum has been going all out to try and keep the Celtics afloat. He recorded 40 points in game 4 on 10-22 shooting, including 7 rebounds and 5 assists. His efforts weren’t enough to take down the mighty Nets, but he’s been on point in the last two playoff games. The forward currently holds the most minutes on the court and is expected to remain the Celtics’ point man come Game 5.

Why Bet on the Brooklyn Nets?

The Nets silenced the TD Garden in Game 4 as they secured a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics. With the Big 3 of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden driving the Nets’ offense, they were able to combine for 104 points in their last game.

Irving recorded 39 points with 11 rebounds on 11-24 shooting. He drained 6 of 12 attempts from beyond the arc as well. Durant dropped 42 points on an impressive 14-20 shooting, with a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point line.

Both Durant and Irving were perfect from the free-throw line. James Harden added another 23 points, 5 rebounds, and an astonishing 18 assists to help secure the win. Joe Harris complemented the three by making 4 out of his 5 three-pointers.

James Harden was on another level. He’s developed into a more well-rounded player since he joined the Nets and ran the entire offense in Game 4. The guard recorded 8-12 shooting, including 2-5 from range and 18 assists. Furthermore, he also did some defensive work with three blocks and two steals. We anticipate Harden to play a pivotal role as they try to close the series at the Barclays Center.

Celtics vs. Nets Betting Trends

  • The Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 away games.
  • The Celtics are 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 away games.
  • The totals have gone over in 3 of the Celtics’ last 5 games.
  • The Nets are 8-2 in their last 10 home games.
  • The Nets are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games.
  • The totals have gone over 4 times in the Nets’ last 5 games.

Celtics vs. Nets Expert Betting Prediction

The Boston Celtics have a tough mountain to climb, as they have a banged-up roster going up against a superstar-laden Nets squad. With the former potentially missing three starters, they come in Game 5 as the underdogs. But that doesn’t mean a cover and a win are off the table.

If Jayson Tatum continues to produce the numbers and catch the Nets off guard, they can close down the deficit. On the other hand, the Nets will try to take advantage of playing in front of their home crowd and utilize a healthy squad.

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