Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets Prediction 3/7/2024

The Boston Celtics (48-13) travel to face off against the Denver Nuggets (42-20) on Thursday, March 7th. This game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver and televised on TNT. Both the Celtics and Nuggets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Celtics vs Nuggets

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The Celtics Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Celtics were defeated by the Cavaliers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 105-104. Going into the second half the Celtics held the lead at 55-45.

When playing on the road this season, the Celtics are 19-10 compared to their 29-3 record at home. Overall, the Celtics are 48-13 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

Boston comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-29 so far this season. In their four most recent home games, Boston has covered the spread and they are 17-14 ATS at home compared to 12-15 on the road.

The Nuggets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Nuggets’ most recent matchup against the Suns saw Jamal Murray lead the Nuggets with 28 points while shooting 12/25 from the field. Nikola Jokic finished 2nd on the team with 25 points, but Denver ended the game with a 117-107 loss.

In the Nuggets’ last five games, they have gone 4-1 and have an overall record of 42-20. As they head into today’s game, they are 3rd in the Western Conference and are also 3rd in the Northwest division.

Denver has an overall ATS record of 27-33 for the season so far. The Nuggets maintain an ATS record of 13-18 on the road, while they have a 14-15 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Celtics Offense Breakdown

The Celtics step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 121 points per game (3rd).

This season, the Celtics have been one of the most explosive offenses in the NBA, ranking 3rd in scoring at 121 points per game. However, when playing on the road, their scoring has dipped slightly to 118.3 points per game.

When it comes to their offensive style, the Celtics are one of the most three-point reliant teams in the league. They lead the NBA in three-point attempts at 42.3 per game and are hitting 38% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Overall, Boston’s offense has been efficient this season, ranking 10th in field goal percentage and 2nd in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

Nuggets Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Denver offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.4 points per game.

When playing at home, the Nuggets are averaging 118.1 points per game, which is 9th in the league. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Denver is 5th in the NBA at 49%. However, they are just 27th in three-pointers made per game.

So far this season, the Nuggets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 28th in the league. When it comes to free throws, Denver is 29th in both attempts and makes.

When looking at their overall shooting numbers, the Nuggets are 14th in true shooting percentage. In terms of assists, they are 5th in the NBA. Denver has also been one of the best teams in the league at getting to the rim, ranking 2nd in two-point field goal attempts.

Celtics Team Defense

This season, the Celtics’ defense is the 4th ranked defense in the NBA at 4th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 73.8% of their games. For the season, Boston is ranked 29th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 18.5 free-throws per game vs. the Celtics and have an overall field goal percentage of 44.7%.

Nuggets Team Defense

So far, the Nuggets’ defense is ranked 7th in the league at 110.4 points per contest. The Denver defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Denver.

Key Players For The Celtics And Nuggets

In today’s game, we anticipate Jayson Tatum leading the scoring for the Celtics, contributing 26 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 27.1 points per game along with 8.5 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Nikola Jokic as the leading scorer for the Nuggets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 26 while also collecting 12 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and his scoring average is 25.9 points per game.

Celtics vs Nuggets Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Boston has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, Denver has averaged 123 points per game while allowing 109. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Nuggets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Celtics have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Celtics vs Nuggets Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Celtics to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-110. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -1.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 221.5 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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