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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Game 3 5/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Game 3 5/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Boston Celtics are hosting Brooklyn Nets at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 20:30 ET in Game 3 of this Eastern quarterfinal between the second and seventh-best squads of the conference. The Nets have a 2-0 lead after winning both home games. They are coming off a comfortable 22-point victory in the second game and the Celtics need to bounce back before their opponents take a potentially series-ending third victory. 

The Celtics finished the regular season with a 36-36 record and were 33-38-1 against the spread and 37-35 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against Brooklyn with a 108-130 score. Jason Tatum was held into just 9 points on 3-12 shooting and Marcus Smart led the team with 19 points. He made 5 triples and dished 6 assists, while Kemba Walker added 17 points and a team-high 7 assists.    

Smart leads the team both in scoring in the playoffs with 18 ppg and in assists made with 5.5 per game. Kemba Walker adds 16 ppg and 4.5 assists. 

The Celtics have the third-worse offense in the playoffs with 100.5 ppg, while allowing 117 ppg on defense. They have the second-worse field goal percentage with 39.8% and a 35.9% 3-point percentage. They are 3-6 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Under is 5-1 in their previous six matches. 

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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Game 3 Predictions 5/28/2021

The Nets finished the regular season with a 48-24 record and were 33-38-1 against the spread and 37-35 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against Boston with a 130-108 score. They had an excellent shooting night, making 52% from the field, 45% from behind the arc and 95% from the free throw line. Kevin Durant led the way with 26 points, adding 5 assists and a team-high 8 rebounds.         

He leads the team both in scoring in the postseason with 29 ppg and rebounding with 10 per game. Kyrie Irving adds 22 ppg, 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. 

The Nets average 117 ppg in the postseason and have the third-best defense, allowing 100.5 ppg. They have a 47.1% field goal percentage and a 36% 3-point percentage. They are 7-0 against the spread in their previous six games. 

The Nets lead the Celtics 5-0 wins so far this season, having won the only road game with a 95-123 score. Under is 4-1 in their previous five matchups. They are 7-1 against the spread in their previous eight matchups. The Celtics are 22-15 at home, while the Nets are 20-16 on the road. The Nets are simply too much for the Celtics to handle, so pick them with -7 today.

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Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Game 3 5/28/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 20:30 ET 

Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021

TV: ABC, NBCSB, YES2

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics +7

NBA Totals: +227.5

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