Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets - 11/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Nuggets (2-3) at Boston Celtics (3-2)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -8.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics square off Sunday night in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Denver Nuggets look for their third road victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 106 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 18 points and 2.7 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 16.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 3.5 assists. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52.3 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to remain unbeaten at home and build on their decent 3-2 start to the NBA season. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.8 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 25.4 points and seven assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 20.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Jae Crowder is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Celtics are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Nuggets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Nuggets only two victories this season have come on the road, so there's some value with the points here. However, I don't like Denver on the end of a back to back against a rested Celtics club that plays very well at home. This is a game where the Celtics should be able to flex their muscle and win by double digits.