Boston Celtics Travel to Denver to Face the Nuggets
Sunday night is a big game for the Boston Celtics, who face the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Boston has claimed some big wins lately and will look to claim another against the Nikola Jokic-led Nuggets.
However, walking into Denver and leaving with a win is something only 13 teams have done this season. Can the Boston Celtics add their name to that list on Sunday?
The Denver Nuggets have other plans for the Celtics on Sunday night. Although they’ve had their inconsistencies, the Nuggets recently claimed a big win over the 76ers.
If they can perform the same way they did in that game, they’ll be in good shape to win here. However, if they perform as they did in their loss to the Raptors, we could see a potential upset.
Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets March 20th
The Boston Celtics rank in the top 16 of offenses in the NBA, averaging 109.48 points per game. However, it’s been the defense that has led them to claim multiple victories and move up in the conference.
On average, their defense only allows 103.90 points per game, ranking third in the NBA. If they can find a way to slow down Nikola Jokic, they’ll be in good shape to win this game.
Stopping Jokic is something that is much easier said than done. The 76ers tried to stop him with Joel Embiid, and that didn’t work at all. Jokic is not only a talented scorer but a great distributor of the ball.
He leads the team in points per game (26.0), assists per game (8.1), and field-goal percentage (57.2). He’s one of the best centers in the NBA, which could be the difference here.
Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets Betting Prediction
The most recent game between these two went down on February 11th, 2022. The Celtics came in as 6.5-point favorites, a spread we could see in this game as well. Boston was at home, and they won the game 108-102, failing to cover the spread.
However, they were able to win the game because of the efforts of Jayson Tatum. So, will that be the outcome of Sunday’s game?
Over their last three games against each other, the Celtics have gone 3-0 against the Denver Nuggets. This would likely lead most to take the Celtics against the Nuggets here, but we’ll take Denver instead.
The Nuggets are 20-13 at home this season, and Jokic is coming off of a huge game. This game is important for positioning to the Nuggets as well, raising the implications.
When betting on the total, it’s important to remember the talent of the Boston defense. Out of their last ten games against the Nuggets, the total has gone under seven times.
In the last game, the total was set at 218.5 and went well under. Taking the under with the Denver Nuggets is our pick for this game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.