It is the last basketball betting game of a five-game road trip for the Celtics. It is also the third game in the last four days for the Celtics as they also played at the Lakers and at Portland.
NBA betting has seen Denver win six of the last ten against Boston and the Nuggets are also 6-4 against the spread. The teams have not met in almost a year when Boston won 114-76 in basketball betting at Denver. That was a rare win for Boston in Denver as they just 1-4 in the last four trips to Denver both straight up and against the basketball betting odds. The last two games between Boston and Denver have gone under the NBA betting total but the previous six games all went over.
Boston wins games with defense as they are the top defensive team in the league. Offensively the Celtics are below average as they are 18th in the league. Sometimes the Celtics look like champs and at other times they look old. The question is which team will show up in this Sunday NBA betting matchup against Denver.
The Nuggets are almost the exact opposite of Boston in terms of statistics. The Nuggets win with offense as they are 3rd in the league in scoring. Their defense is below average at 22nd in the league. Denver can outscore teams at home but they don’t always cover the NBA betting point spread. The Nuggets are 14-13-1 at home against the basketball betting odds. 15 of their 28 home games have gone over the NBA betting total.
Denver could be a team to watch in the second half of the NBA betting season. Their head coach George Karl is undergoing treatment for throat cancer and the team seems determined to win and get him through this.
"This right here will make us closer," all-star Carmelo Anthony said. "In the back of our minds, we know what's at stake here. Of course, we want to win the championship. Of course, we know George's situation. So I think all of that is going to make us that much better. We want to play hard anyway, day in and day out, but of course that's in the back of our minds. But like he said, he doesn't want us to feel sorry for him. He needs us right now. He needs our support."