Denver Nuggets (8-3) vs. Boston Celtics (8-3)
November 11, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -4.5; Over/Under: +231
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The Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden. The Denver Nuggets look to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics also put a 4-game winning streak on the line.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.7 points on 50.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 21.2 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jamal Murray is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 31.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 25.4 points and 2.8 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game.
The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Nuggets last 6 road games. The over is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The Nuggets are 6-13-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Boston and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Boston Celtics should be favored at home, as they’re arguably the most balanced team in the league when playing well. However, the Denver Nuggets are a legit title contender that you don’t often get in the underdog role. When you talk about the better teams in the league, it’s just hard to turn down free points, regardless of opponent or where the game is played. Give me the Nuggets and the free buckets.