Basketball betting features two top teams meeting in Boston on Wednesday as the Celtics host the Nuggets in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
The Nuggets lead the season series 1-0 as they won 114-105 vs. the NBA betting odds in Denver last month.
Basketball betting fans from a year ago saw how the Celtics and Nuggets split their season series with the road team winning each game. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 26 points per game last season while Carmelo Anthony averaged 18 points per game for Denver. The Celtics are 4-7 against the Nuggets since the 2004-05 season.
Denver has won six of the last ten against Boston and they are 6-4 against the basketball betting line. Even though the Nuggets won at Boston last year, they are just 1-3 in their last four trips to Boston. Seven of the last nine in this series have gone over the NBA betting total.
The Nuggets are in the second half of a back-to-back on Wednesday since they had to play in New York last night. Denver has a losing record on the road against the pointspread this season. Even though the Nuggets are the third highest scoring team in the league, they go under the total on the road more often than they go over. Carmelo Anthony leads the team in scoring at nearly 29 points per game.
Boston has played better in recent weeks but their home mark against the spread is still poor. At 10-22-1 vs. the pointspread at home, the Celtics have one of the worst marks in the league on their home court. Part of the problem for Boston is that they don’t score a lot of points which makes it tough to cover the number when they are always favored. The Celtics are almost always laying points at home and usually they don’t cover the spread. Boston is second in the league on defense and that is how they win their games. Rajon Rondo is now the player to watch on this team as he is the young star. The Celtics still have Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett but it is Rondo who leads them. The problem for Boston is that the trio of Pierce, Allen and Garnett look old. Pierce still leads the team in scoring but only at 18.1 points per game. Rondo leads the team in assists and in steals.