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Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics Prediction 3-7-24 Picks

Boston Celtics (48-13) vs. Denver Nuggets (42-20)
March 7, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Nuggets +1; Over/Under: +223
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The Boston Celtics pay a visit to the Denver Nuggets at the Ball Arena on Thursday night. Here’s a Celtics vs Nuggets Prediction.

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been on fire as they were riding an 11-game win streak before they got stopped in their tracks by the Cavaliers in a 105-104 road loss on Tuesday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 26 points and 13 rebounds, Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points with nine rebounds and three blocks while Jaylen Brown chipped in with 21 points. As a team, the Celtics shot just 41 percent from the field and 15 of 38 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start and looked to be in full control when they built a 22-point lead, only to go ice-cold and get outscored by 34-17 in the fourth quarter to suffer one of their worst defeats of the season.

Denver Nuggets

Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets were riding a six-game win streak before they fell back down to Earth with a 117-107 overtime loss to the Suns on Tuesday. Jamal Murray led the team with 28 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, Nikola Jokic added 25 points with 16 rebounds and five assists while Michael Porter Jr chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Nuggets shot just 42 percent from the field and 15 of 40 from the 3-point line as they worked hard to claw their way back from an early 22-point deficit, only to go ice-cold and score just five points in the overtime period to allow the Suns off the hook in the end. The Nuggets will take on the Jazz, Raptors, and Heat after this one.

Denver Nuggets Team Facts

  • The Nuggets have won each of their last 11 home games after losing as favorites.
  • The Nuggets have covered the spread in each of their last seven night games following a home loss.
  • Eight of the Nuggets’ last nine games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Boston Celtics Team Facts

  • The Celtics have won each of their last 12 games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The Celtics have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games against Northwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Celtics’ last four road games against Northwest Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Celtics vs Nuggets Prediction

The Celtics could be shorthanded here with Jaylen Brown listed as questionable, while the Nuggets are coming into this one with a full squad. Both teams are coming into this one in similar form after having their respective win streaks snapped in their last outings, but the Celtics could be missing Brown which is significant in this matchup. Sure, the Celtics have more than enough depth to cover in the short term, but the Nuggets have been solid at home all season and I think they bounce back as the home underdog here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Denver +1

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