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Nuggets vs Celtics Betting Matchup Report

Boston CelticsDenver Nuggets
March 17, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Odds

23-20TEAM RECORD24-20

The Nuggets will be trying to slam the Celtics on Saturday when the teams tip off at Pepsi Center in NBA betting action.

The Nuggets sit at 24-20 (24-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Celtics are currently 23-20 (19-24 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Denver is 22-22 OU, and Boston is 21-22 OU.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 196.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Nuggets and the No. 16-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 103.8 PPG, against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 3 at 90.8 PPG. The Nuggets field goal percentage has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Celtics shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Celtics own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 96.7 points per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in home scoring.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 120-95 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston was run off the court by the Kings on Friday as Sacramento blasted them 120-95 at Power Balance Pavilion.

In their last action, Denver was a 103-90 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver got 17 points from Andre Miller but lost anyway 103-90 against the Thunder on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Celtics at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Denver
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Denver is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 12 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Atlanta, Monday, March 19
Denver home to Dallas, Monday, March 19

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