The Denver Nuggets are one of the most anonymous teams in all of online sports betting. The lack of a marquee player, dynamic coach, or anything resembling a true team identity has been a perpetual problem for the Nuggets ever since Carmelo Anthony departed the scene. The Boston Celtics boast one of the elite defenses in the NBA. They also boast a top shelf coach in Brad Stevens. That combination of defense and coaching has made the Celts the number one team in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets
Date and Time: Monday, January 29, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Denver -1.5, O/U 204.5
Celtics vs. Nuggets TV Coverage: NBA TV
The Boston Celtics are coming off a 109-105 loss at the Golden State Warriors but did get the money as 11 point dogs. Boston is 35-15 straight up and 29-19-2 against the spread. The road has been where Boston has been at their best value against the spread with a mark of 16 payouts in 24 games. The green and white are on a two game payout streak and have gone under the total in three out of their last five games. This matchup ends a four game western road trip for the Celtics. Defense is what makes the Celtics a strong online sports betting value. The Celtics boast the NBA’s second ranked defense. Kyle Irving is the trigger man for the Celtics offense with a team best 24.8 points per game. The guard made it rain at Golden State with 37 points.
The Denver Nuggets have a record of 26-23 straight up and 21-25-3 against the spread. The Nuggets have avoided red ink at home with a mark of 13-11-1 against the spread. The under has been a strong trend for the Nuggets at home with 16 out of their 25 games at Pepsi Center going under the number. A slump against the number is plaguing the Nuggets as of late with just two Denver payouts in their last ten games. Eight out of Denver’s last nine games have gone under the total. Denver is coming off a 91-89 home win over Dallas as eight point overlays.
Team vs Team
The Nuggets have had the better of this head to head online sportsbook series. Boston has paid out in just one out of their last five meetings with Denver. This has been a strong over series with just two out of the last nine meetings between the Nuggets and Celtics going under the total. Interestingly enough the Celtics have played at their best against the Nuggets in Denver. The green and white have paid out in two out of their last three visits to the Mile High City with two of those games going under the total.
Matchup to Watch
The road has been where the Celtics have brought out their best
online sports betting value. The old sports adage about how “defense travels well” certainly pertains to the Celtics and Brad Stevens is an additional asset as coach.
Celtics vs. Nuggets Betting Odds Picks
The Boston Celtics are the pick. The combination of Boston’s proven betting value on the road and their tough defense is the edge.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Boston Celtics
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Celtics 111, Nuggets 98
Check out highlights of the Celtics payout at Golden State: