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Celtics face Nuggets: NBA odds preview

Boston CelticsDenver Nuggets
13-21January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center16-17

The Denver Nuggets host Boston on Tuesday, looking to build on their 16-17 mark against the 13-21 Celtics in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 13-21 and 16-18 ATS so far this season, while the Nuggets are at 16-17 and 13-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Nuggets are 14-19, while the Celtics are 13-21.

View Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nuggets as -6.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 199.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nuggets rated this week at No. 16 and the Celtics sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 91-89 result in favor of the Nuggets today.

Denver won its last outing, a 137-115 result against the Lakers on January 5. The Nuggets covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 252 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Nuggets on Sunday as Denver blasted the Lakers 137-115 at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 23 in the league with 41.88 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 7.45 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 24 with 6.56 per contest.

Next up:
Boston at Los Angeles, Wednesday, January 8th
Denver home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, January 9th