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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-11) Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics (13-13)
Date: Tuesday, February 16th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Nuggets -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
On Tuesday, February 16th the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics meet for the first time this season.
The Celtics hold the all-time record between the clubs with 55 wins in 92 meetings. Last season, the teams played twice with each team winning one contest.
Nikola Jokic continues to put up impressive stats through eight weeks of action and propelled the Nuggets to three wins in a row last week.
Those victories featured a rout of the Cavaliers (133-95), a squeaker versus the Thunder (97-95) and another oust of the defending champion Lakers (122-105).
Clearly, the latter match was the most impressive as the Nuggets gained some confidence that they can beat the team who ended their postseason last year via a 4-1 Western Conference Finals.
The win was made all the more impressive because both LeBron James and Anthony Davis were in the Lakers lineup. Jokic impressively posted a triple-double of 23 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Jamal Murray has been hampered by a myriad of injuries all season but stepped up in this match to lead the Nuggets with 25 points plus adding six rebounds, four assists, and connected on four of his ten 3-point shots.
Rookie Zeke Nnaji and newcomer Facundo Campazzo continue to impress with their contributions posting 16 and 15 points respectively.
Paul Millsap and Monte Morris each chipped in 10 points as the other double-figure contributors. Millsap left Sunday after tweaking his knee and is considered day-to-day.
Gary Harris (left adductor strain) and PJ Dozier (hamstring) have missed six and nine games respectively and are listed as day-to-day. Will Barton was also out Sunday for personal reasons and listed as questionable to play in Boston.
Greg Whittington had knee surgery that will keep him off the court for four to six weeks.
The Celtics are struggling losing four of their last five contests with the lone win versus the Raptors who were finishing a six-game road trip and playing the second game of a back-to-back set against the rested Celtics.
The four losses included losses to elite squads (Suns, Jazz) as well as lower-tier non-playoff seeds (Pistons, Wizards).
In the recent loss against the Wizards, Jayson Tatum had one of his worst performances of the season scoring six points on 3 of 14 shooting from the field. He tried to help in other ways by grabbing eight rebounds, four assists, and a steal.
Meanwhile, Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker each scored 25 points to lead the Celtics as the only players to reach double-figure scoring for Boston.
Daniel Theis missed the game versus Washington with a finger injury and is questionable for Tuesday.
Again, the absence of Marcus Smart seems to be significant as he missed his eighth consecutive game; a period in which the Celtics are 3-5. He was expected to miss two to three weeks with a calf injury getting injured on January 31st so should be nearing a return.
Romeo Langford underwent wrist surgery and will be out for up to five months.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Nuggets are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 5-4-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
The Celtics will be hard-pressed to stop Jokic especially if they don’t have Theis in the lineup. Conversely, it’s unlikely Tatum will have consecutive poor shooting games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Nuggets ATS
This is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Nuggets who’ll be keen to start it off with a bang.
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