The New Jersey Nets and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 10-point favorites versus the Nets, while the game’s total is sitting at 189.
Brook Lopez scored 31 points and hauled down 13 rebounds to lift the Nets past the Thunder 103-99 in overtime on Monday night.
New Jersey couldn’t cover as 7.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 199.5-point total set by oddsmakers.
Paul Pierce went for 39 points and nine rebounds to lift the Celtics past the Raptors 115-109 in overtime on Monday night.
Boston failed to cash as 11.5-point home favorites as the game played over the 187-point total listed by sportsbooks.
Boston has won 2 straight games.
New Jersey: 19-19 SU, 21-17 ATS
Boston: 31-9 SU, 20-20 ATS
New Jersey most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
New Jersey is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
Boston is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games at home
New Jersey home to Portland, Thursday, January 15
Boston at New Jersey, Saturday, January 17