Denver Nuggets (15-11) at Boston Celtics (13-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics meet Tuesday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.5 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 18.5 points and 4.4 assists. Michel Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 110.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3.4 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 36-15-2 in Nuggets last 53 overall. The over is 10-3 in Nuggets last 13 road games. The over is 9-2 in Celtics last 11 games following a ATS loss. The Nuggets are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The Denver Nuggets are playing the better basketball entering this contest, but they're still struggling defensively and injuries are getting out of control. The Boston Celtics are 7-3 against the spread at home this season where they win by an average of 4.3 points. The Nuggets and free points is always intriguing, but depth will be in question for this contest. I'll lay the bucket with the Boston Celtics at home.