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Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics Odds
Denver travels to Boston on Sunday, hoping to boost its 33-18 mark with a victory over the Celtics.
Supporters of the Nuggets have seen them go 33-18 and 31-20 ATS so far this season, while the Celtics are at 26-23 and 21-25-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 24-24-1, while the Nuggets are 30-21.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nuggets listed as 2-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 199 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics - Nuggets odds would favor the Nuggets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nuggets sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-99 win for the Nuggets.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Denver's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 27 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.5 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 23-rated mark, allowing 102.1 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.
Denver was a 111-103 winner in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 214 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Denver got 19 points from Danilo Gallinari en route to a 111-103 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Celtics were a 116-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Celtics on Thursday as Boston blasted the Lakers 116-95 at TD Garden.
Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Nuggets at Celtics trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games when playing Boston
Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Denver at Toronto, Tuesday, February 12
Boston at Charlotte, Monday, February 11