Down 3-0 in their first-round NBA Playoff series with the Celtics, the Nets face long odds to win four in a row and advance to the second round. PointsBet is offering Brooklyn at +2000 (20-to-1 odds) to become the first team in league history to accomplish the feat. Boston lists Boston at -3000 at DraftKings to take at least one of the next four games and move on.
While coming back from a three-game deficit to win a series has never been done, teams tend to show some fight when they’re in this big of a hole. During this 2022 postseason, the Raptors and Nuggets each took Game 4 to close the series gap to 3-1 in their respective series against the Sixers and Warriors.
The Nets are priced as short favorites over the Celtics in Monday’s Game 4, offered at +1.5 at BetMGM and PointsBet, while Boston is -1 on other oddsboards around the betting market as of this Monday morning update.
Nets vs. Celtics Game 4 Lines
NBA · Mon (4/25) @ 7:02pm ET
|Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York|
Celtics vs. Nets Series and Game 4 Props
BetMGM Series Props
The series price heading into Game 4 may not appeal to many bettors — it’s either swing for the fences on a first-ever occurrence with the Nets or lay a prohibitive price with the Celtics. There are other ways to get involved in the series from a props perspective, however, even this late in the game. Here is a sampling from BetMGM.
Series will end in exactly how many games?
4 games -140
5 games +220
6 games +900
7 games +600
Series correct score
Celtics 4-0 -140
Celtics 4-1 +220
Celtics 4-2 +900
Celtics 4-3 +1200
Nets 4-0 +1400
Celtics vs. Nets Game 4 Props
The Celtics have taken a commanding lead in this series thanks largely to outstanding defensive play, particularly by putting the clamps on Kevin Durant.
We've taken a 3-0 series lead thanks to stellar defensive execution that has helped us contain Brooklyn's stars. pic.twitter.com/LSifPjC1Ta
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 24, 2022
Through three games, Durant is shooting an abysmal 36.5% from the field and averaging a modest 22 points per game. He’s just the third favorite to lead Game 4 in scoring, per odds posted at DraftKings, but the second choice at FanDuel to score the first bucket.
Game 4 leading scorer
Jayson Tatum +140
Kyrie Irving +250
Kevin Durant +265
Jaylen Brown +550
Seth Curry +13000
Marcus Smart +20000
Bruce Brown +20000
Team 3-pointers made (DraftKings)
Nets 3-pointers made 11.5 (over -115, under -115)
Celtics 3-pointers made 12.5 (over -120, under -11o)
First basket in Game 4 (FanDuel)
Jaylen Brown +450
Kevin Durant +550
Jayson Tatum +650
Andre Drummond +700
Kyrie Irving +750
Seth Curry +750
Al Horford +1000
Daniel Theis +1100
Marcus Smart +1100
Bruce Brown +1300
To Record A Triple-Double in Game 4
Kevin Durant +1400
Jayson Tatum +2100
Kyrie Irving +6500
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Mispriced Early Series Odds
While the Nets entered the season as one of the favorites to win it all, they come into the playoffs as the No. 7 seed — and history has not been kind to No. 7 seeds.
Only one has moved on to the conference semis since the first-round series became best-of-seven. However, while history does not favor the Nets, some sportsbooks did, with Caesars and DraftKings among the bet shops that opened Brooklyn as the favorite to win the series. Bettors reacted by taking Boston at plus-money, and the series price quickly flipped.
96% of the tickets and 98% of the money so far has been placed on the Celtics to beat the Nets in the first round of the #NBAPlayoffs 😮
The Celtics opened at +115 and are now favorites in the series. pic.twitter.com/g8jendovPH
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) April 13, 2022
Westgate SuperBook, on the other hand, priced the Celtics as the series favorites from the jump, per a tweet from vice president of risk management Jeff Sherman, who handles NBA odds at the respected Las Vegas sportsbook.
1st Round Series Price
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) April 13, 2022