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Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets prediction 1-19-24 Picks

Denver Nuggets (28-14) vs. Boston Celtics (32-9)
January 19, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston Celtics -6; Over/Under: +234
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The Denver Nuggets look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Boston Celtics are riding a 3-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics prediction.

Denver Nuggets Betting Preview

The Denver Nuggets recently beat the Pelicans and Pacers while losing to the 76ers. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 116.3 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 25.5 points and 11.9 rebounds, while Jamal Murray is averaging 20.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. Michael Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won five of their last six games as road underdogs against Eastern Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The Nuggets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six road games when playing with a rest advantage.
  • Each of the Nuggets’ last five games against the Celtics following a road loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics beat the Rockets, Raptors, and Spurs during this streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 120.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 27.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick White is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game.

Boston Celtics Team Facts

  • The Celtics have won each of their last 20 games at TD Garden.
  • The Celtics have failed to cover the spread in each of their last five games against Northwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • Six of the Celtics’ last seven games against Northwest Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics prediction

The Denver Nuggets and free points are hard to turn down given what they’re capable of, but they have been going through the motions lately. The Nuggets lost to the Magic, Jazz and 76ers lately while also struggling to put other teams away at times. The Nuggets are 11-10 SU on the road. The Boston Celtics are undefeated at home, they’ve covered three straight games overall, and they have these games where they just exploded when they feel like it. Feels like a statement game for the leprechauns while the Nuggets continue to pick their spots, it feels like. I’ll lay the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Boston Celtics -6

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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