Namely, the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics are two of the top future market brands for NBA Bets. Denver is the defending NBA champion. At the same time, the Celtics are a perennial contender for the NBA title. This season, the Nuggets are suffering from a championship hangover. In comparison, the Celtics lead the Eastern Conference. Boston has the look of a champion. But as gamblers have learned in recent years, the Association has unprecedented parity. The NBA has never been more unpredictable. Still, the question is if there are teams that can upend Denver or Boston.
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Friday, January 19, 2024, 7:30 p.m. ET
|TD Garden, Boston, MA
Nuggets at Celtics SBG Odds Overview
Of course, the Boston Celtics are one of the biggest brands in online wagering. Boston is a legacy sports franchise that casual gamblers flock to. Especially when the Celtics play at home. Still, Boston has been able to keep its head above water against the oddsmakers. By contrast, the Nuggets have lost considerable value. The combination of being defending NBA champions and having NBA MVP Nikola Jokic draws too much square money.
Denver Nuggets Team Overview
The Denver Nuggets are 28-13 straight up, 18-23 against the spread, and 16-24-1 over/under the total. Late on, Denver has covered four out of their last 11 games. While the Nuggets have gone under the total in two of its previous six matchups. Concurrently, Denver is 3rd in the Western Conference playoff standings. Denver is one game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference playoff race.
Denver has NBA metrics of 13th for scoring offense, 4th for field goal percentage, 9th for 3-point field goal percentage, 28th for free throw percentage, and 15th for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Nuggets have NBA metrics of 3rd for scoring defense, 10th for field goal percentage permitted, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 7th for defensive rebounding.
First among Denver scorers is Nikola Jokic with 25.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per game.
Boston Celtics Team Overview
The Boston Celtics are 30-9 straight up, 19-18-2 against the spread, and 21-17-1 over/under the total. Late on, Boston has covered three out of their last seven games. While the Celtics have gone over the total in ten of its previous 14 matchups. Concurrently, Boston is first in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Milwaukee is 2.5 games behind the Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Boston has NBA metrics of 5th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 8th for 3-point field goal percentage, 8th for free throw percentage, and 1st for offensive rebounding. In comparison on defense, the Celtics have NBA metrics of 7th for scoring defense, 3rd for field goal percentage permitted, 14th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 16th for defensive rebounding.
First among Boston scorers is Jayson Tatum, with 27.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. Jaylen Brown adds 23.4 points per outing.
Nuggets at Celtics Free SBG Picks
On this occasion, the Nuggets will get a more favorable NBA Bets price as the quality road team against the mega-brand. Also, Denver will be well-rested after three days off.
Nuggets at Celtics SBG Best Bet: Denver Nuggets.