Celtics vs. Nuggets - 1/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (17-27) at Boston Celtics (24-21)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, CSNN
The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics square off Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
The Denver Nuggets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 99.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while Will Barton is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Kenneth Faried is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 5.7 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nuggets are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last six road games. Jameer Nelson is questionable with a wrist injury.
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The Boston Celtics look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.7 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.2 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last eight home games.
The Nuggets are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Celtics are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The Nuggets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Celtics seem to be back on track, well, at least against losing teams. The Nuggets are a young talented team, but I don't trust them on the road against a hot Boston team. Give me the home team by double digits.