Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (19-29) at Boston Celtics (16-30)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -1 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets travel to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics tonight.
The Denver Nuggets have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are in danger of losing a fourth straight after falling to the 76ers by 105-98 on Tuesday. Danilo Gallinari scored a team-high 22 points off the bench while Wilson Chandler added 19 points, but don't be fooled by the final score because while the Nuggets lost by only seven points, the game was lost by halftime as the Nuggets found themselves down by 21. With the loss, Denver drops to 19-30 on the season and 7-17 on the road where they've lost five of their last six.
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Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics were able to snap a three-game skid last night by beating the Knicks 108-97 on the road. Avery Bradley led the way with 26 points on 11 of 14 shooting, while Jared Sullinger added 22 points as the Celtics rediscovered their offense that had the Celtics on the front foot from start to finish. As a team, the Celtics shot 54.5 percent from the field and topped the 100-point mark for the first time in six games. With the win, Boston improved to 17-30 on the season and 8-15 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Nuggets are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days rest, while the Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on zero days rest.
Head to head, the Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Boston.
Initially, I was leaning slightly towards the Celtics in this one, but after looking at all the stats and trends I'm more than confident that the boys in green will take care of business at home against the shorthanded Nuggets.