Boston Celtics (27-26) at Denver Nuggets (34-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Denver Nuggets -6 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25.7 points and seven rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.3 points and 3.5 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 115.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.3 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jamal Murray is averaging 21.3 points and 4.8 assists. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Nuggets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Celtics last 8 overall. The over is 33-16-2 in Nuggets last 51 home games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both of these teams are playing well on paper, but it feels like the Celtics winning stretch isn't a little fraudulent and that this team will eventually return to their inconsistent ways. The Denver Nuggets have not only won eight straight games, but they win at home by an average of 6.4 points while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. The Celtics are 10-16 against the spread on the road. I'll lay the chalk with the Nuggets, as I'm still not a big believer in the Celtics right now.