Boston Celtics (6-3) vs Denver Nuggets (8-1)Date : 11/05/2018
Time : 9:00 PM ET
Location : Pepsi Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets will welcome the Boston Celtics to Pepsi Center the Nuggets are coming off a blow out victory against the Jazz while the Celtics are coming off a lost against the Pacers. Game tips off at 9:00 PM ET.
Boston Celtics's Latest Performance :
The Celtics will look to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss against the Pacers that was only decided by a single bucket. The Celtics understand that the regular season is not a sprint it is a marathon they have all the pieces to compete for a title this season with Kyrie and Hayward back healthy it is just a matter of time that they will decide to focus more on the games. Kyrie Irving scored 18 points with six rebounds in a losing effort he came through time and time again for the Celtics in the fourth quarter he is starting to look more like himself after a slow start to the season. We know that Kyrie can put up points in a hurry the only concern that anyone has of him is that can he remain injury free what the team needs him the most. Marcus Morris scored a season-high 23 points with six rebounds he continues to play well while Hayward struggles from the floor. He is averaging 18.8 points so far this season. Morris faces a tough cover in his next game going up against Jokic.
Denver Nuggets's Latest Performance :
The Nuggets will face their real challenge of the season going up against the Celtics should be a good battle considering how different these two teams are Jokic will have the advantage over the Celtics bigs while the Celtics wings are better than the Nuggets. The Nuggets are coming off back-to-back blowout victories against the Cavs and Jazz. Gary Harris went 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line on his way to 20 points, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and three turnovers in 32 minutes on Saturday. He has become one of the focal points of this Nuggets offense and with his shooting ability make it hard for the defender to cover him from the outside. Nikola Jokic dished out a season-high 16 assists with seven points, 10 rebounds, one steal and four turnovers across 29 minutes. He didn’t really look for his shot with Jamal Murray and Gary Harris dominating the Jazz. He’s been held to single figures in the scoring department the past two games, but there’s absolutely no way that trend will hold. Look for him to be more involved on the offensive end on Monday vs. the Celtics.
How Boston Celtics & Denver Nuggets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Nuggets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
Against The Spread Selection: Denver Nuggets
My reason for the pick :
I am picking the Nuggets to win in this game as they have improved a lot as a team and it seems to me that they are the real deal this season. They are undefeated at home currently 5-0 to start the season. Jokic will have his ways against the Celtics undersized bigs. Jokic will be looking to score rather than pass because he will realize the mismatches that he has. For the Celtics, they will put up a good fight but they will be exploited because of the lack of a big man that they don’t have.
Betting trends for Boston Celtics:
- Celtics are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. NBA Northwest.
Betting trends for Denver Nuggets:
- Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.