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Celtics vs. Nets line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Game 3 matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Saturday's Game 3 matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets
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Barclays Center hosts Game 3 between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Brooklyn is favored by three points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 222.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Celtics vs. Nets picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the first full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-56 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,400. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Celtics are elite on defense, leading the NBA in multiple categories this season. Boston is also playing well on offense during the series, scoring 1.18 points per possession. The Celtics have a stellar 60.8 percent true shooting mark, and Boston is assisting on 63.0 percent of field goals. Boston is also crushing the offensive glass, securing 34.1 percent of missed shots, and the Celtics are holding the Nets to only 1.2 assists per turnover on the other end.

The model also knows the Nets were in touch in both of the first two games. Brooklyn is shooting 50 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from 3-point range during the series. The Nets are also generating 29.0 free throw attempts per game, and Brooklyn has a dynamic offensive baseline. Brooklyn was a top-10 offensive team in the NBA during the regular season, and the Nets were even better when both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant appeared together. 

Now, it has set its sights on Celtics vs. Nets. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Celtics vs. Nets? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Celtics vs. Nets spread you should be all over Saturday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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