Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 20 (3/20): NBA
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- Mar 20, 2022, 9:00:09 PM
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|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Celtics money line||-140|
|Celtics spread||-2.5 (-110)|
|Nuggets money line||+120|
|Nuggets spread||+2.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||221.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Boston Celtics||Denver Nuggets|
|Road / home record||19-16||20-13|
|Points per game||109.48||111.58|
|Points allowed per game||103.90||105.01|
|Rebounds per game||46.32||45.42|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.45||42.51|
|Over / under record||32-28-1||39-31-1|
The Boston Celtics continue on the road and will visit the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Celtics won the last time 108-102 at home.
The Celtics have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 19-16 on the road this season with a 43-28 record overall, ranking 2nd in the Atlantic division. They beat the Kings last Friday 126-97 in Sacramento. Jayson Tatum made seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 points and Payton Pritchard had 14 points and eight assists.
Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Celtics. Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.0 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 8-2, averaging 113.0 points, 44.7 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 7.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.1 points.
The Nuggets have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 20-13 at home with a 42-29 record ranking second in the Pacific. They lost in overtime against the Cavs 119-116 last Friday. Nikola Jokic scored in the paint to cut Cleveland's lead to 117-116 with 25 seconds remaining, but rookie Evan Mobley dunked over Aaron Gordon to restore the Cavaliers' three-point advantage.
Jokic is averaging 26.1 points, 13.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Nuggets. Nah'Shon Hyland is averaging 14.1 points and 4.3 assists over the past 10 games for Denver.
In their last 10 games, the Nuggets are 6-4, averaging 117.2 points, 44.9 rebounds, 29.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points per game.
INJURIES: Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back).
Boston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Boston are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Denver are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Denver's last 18 games at home.
These are two of the best teams league and you can make an argument for either side here but the Celtics have the #1 defense in the NBA and are allowing just 104.1 ppg in their last 10 games. Denver are only 13-20 ATS at home and the Celtics are 20-15 ATS on the road. Take Celtics to win and cover.
PICK: Celtics -2.5 (-110)
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