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(14-12) Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics (23-6)
Date: Wednesday December 13th
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
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NBA Betting Total: OFF (As Of 2:00AM WED)
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The Denver Nuggets continue their road trip, as they take the court against the Boston Celtics. The Nuggets have lost three of their last four road games, most recently losing to the Pacers by 10 points. The Boston Celtics are off their worst lost of the season, losing to the Chicago Bulls, 105-85. Kyrie Irving did not play in the blowout road loss.
The last time the Nuggets and Celtics took the court against each other, was last season. The teams took the court twice, with the Nuggets sweeping the series, 2-0.
The Denver Nuggets are two games above .500 this season, but fell on the road to Indiana, 126-116. The Nuggets shot 45 percent from the field, and 45 percent from three point land, but had 22 turnovers which led to the loss. The Nuggets also out rebounded Indiana, 47-40 in the loss.
The Nuggets were led by Trey Lyles who had 25 points and five rebounds. Will Barton and Gary Harris also played well, scoring 21 points each. Wilson Chandler added 18 points and eight rebounds. Jamal Murray also played solid. He had 13 points in 27 minutes.
Everyone played decent and contributed, but the Nuggets still lost by double digits. Honestly, the team lacks a true number one scoring option and leader in the locker room. The injury to Paul Millsap has thrown a wrench in things for the Nuggets; who also lack a respectable veteran presence on the floor.
Defensively, the Nuggets are allowing teams to score 107.7 points per game this year. Ranking the Nuggets 23rd in points scored this season. Victor Oladipo destroyed the Nuggets defense their last game. He had 47 points on 15 of 28 shooting in the game.
If the Nuggets are going to be a playoff team in the west, or even beat the Celtics, they must play better defense and pick up a star scorer in free agency.
The Boston Celtics might be the best team in the eastern conference right now, but a recent blowout loss against the Bulls has others thinking different. The Celtics were destroyed last night against the Bulls, losing by 20 points on the road. The Bulls are the worst team in the NBA this season, and carry a 6-20 record this year.
Kyrie Irving did not play in the loss, but that’s no excuse for terrible play against a poor team. The Celtics shot 39 percent from the floor, and 25 percent from three point land in the loss. Don’t expect the Celtics to play two games in a row so poorly. Irving will be back against the Nuggets.
Defensively, the Celtics are one of the best. The team is allowing 97.3 points per game this year. Good enough for 1st in the league this season. Al Hortford will be out against the Nuggets for rest.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-2 in DEN last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- DEN are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- BOS are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in BOS last 9 Wed. games.
- DEN are 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Boston.
- Home team is 17-7 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
Free Denver Nuggets vs.Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Nuggets are going to have to play lights out on road back to backs against the Celtics. Look for the Nuggets to lack go to scoring against the defensive minded Celtics in this one.
Boston will be happy to have Kyrie Irving back on the floor, but the absence of Al Hortford could be felt. If the Celtics play their game, which is a defense first mindset, Boston should cruise.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics
The Celtics are the far more talented team in their matchup. Take the Celtics to roll at home against the Nuggets for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 115 – Nuggets 97
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