Celtics Head To Brooklyn Searching For First Road Win Since Rajon Rondo Trade


The Boston Celtics face the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, looking to get out of an eight-game skid that has seen them go 1-7 straight up and 2-6 against the spread.

This stretch has dropped them to 11-21 SU and 15-17 ATS on the season. Boston is on a three-game road trip through this weekend, facing Brooklyn, Indiana and Toronto, before returning home for three games.

Boston heads into Brooklyn 2-4 ATS in its last six road games, and 1-8 SU in its last nine. Boston is also 2-5 SU and ATS in its last seven games against Brooklyn, and 2-3-1 ATS in its last six games in Brooklyn. The Nets are 2-4 ATS in their last six games. The total has gone OVER in five of the last seven games between these two teams at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Wednesday features three games with a double-digit home favorite on the NBA betting lines. Washington hosts New York in a battle of one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference versus one of the worst. Washington is a 13-point favorite, marking its third game as a double-digit favorite. They are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS in such games. They beat New York on the road earlier this year, covering a 5-point spread.

Golden State hosts Indiana, and is an 11-point favorite. The Warriors have been double-digit favorites 10 times this season, and are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in such games. The Los Angeles Clippers host the Los Angeles Lakers and are 10.5-point favorites, after the line opened up at 12 points. The Clippers have also been double-digit favorites ten times. They are 10-0 SU and 5-5 ATS in such games.

The closest spread is New Orleans as a four-point road favorite against Charlotte. The line opened at three points before climbing. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Hornets are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games according to the OddsShark NBA Database. New Orleans won a home game against Charlotte in November, covering a 4.5-point spread.

Wednesday?s biggest game features the 26-8 Atlanta Hawks hosting the 25-9 Memphis Grizzlies. Atlanta is 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 home games. Memphis is 7-3 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 road games.

The matchups with early playoff implications on Friday include San Antonio hosting Phoenix, and Golden State hosting Cleveland.

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