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Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets - 12/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Friday December 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
TD Garden
Boston, MA
The Line
BOS -3.5. Total 203
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Denver Nuggets go to Boston, Massachusetts to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday at TD Garden. The Denver Nuggets are on a back to back, playing the Knicks on Thursday and then traveling to Boston on Friday. The Nuggets were on a two-game losing streak after uncharacteristically having a bad game against the Sacramento Kings, losing in overtime and most recently losing to LeBron James and Anthony Davis against the LA Lakers in a battle for the best team in the Western Conference. 

 

Denver Nuggets are coming into the game as the NBA's second-best team in the Western Conference, and have looked to have found what they had last season and are repeating it with the same formula. The Nuggets are led by All-Star Center Nikola Jokic, who is having another terrific season, averaging 15.4 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game (14th in the NBA) and 6.1 assists per game (19th in the NBA). 

 

Boston Celtics are on a two-game winning streak, after beating the Miami Heat 112 - 93. Boston forced Miami to make 19 turnovers and despite Jimmy Butler's 37-point game, Jaylen Brown's 31-point game for the Boston Celtics was enough to propel them to victory. 

 

The Celtics have played much better than many people thought after they lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to free agency. The addition of Kemba Walker and the added time for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been a huge boost for the Celtics. Even without Gordon Hayward due to injury, the Celtics are 15-5 on the season and number one in the Atlantic Division. 

 

Denver is 8-9 ATS this season.

Over is 8-0 in Nuggets last 8 games as a road underdog

Boston is 12-6 ATS this season.

Under is 7-3 in Celtics last 10 overall.

 

Teams have played incredible this year and are sitting at one of the top seeds in their respective conferences. Boston may have an edge here just because they're at home, but the interesting matchup here is on the boards. Both the Denver and Boston are great at rebounding are in the top 10 rebounds per game. Whoever can get the boards will be the winner. Final score Denver Nuggets win, but our best play is over 113 - 108.

Pick:
Over 203
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