Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets - 4/11/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (34-18) vs Boston Celtics (27-26)
Game Info: Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Denver Nuggets play host to the Boston Celtics at the Ball Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Celtics have been in decent form as they’ve won four of their past five games and they will be looking to build on their current two-game win streak after outlasting the Timberwolves in a 145-136 overtime win on Friday. Jayson Tatum led the team with 53 points on 16 of 25 shooting, Jaylen Brown added 26 points, Marcus Smart added 24 points with eight assists while Kemba Walker chipped in with 17 points and nine assists. As a team, the Celtics shot 54 percent from the field and 19 of 42 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 17-point deficit to force overtime and escape with the comeback win.
Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets have been in great shape as they’ve won 17 of their past 20 games and they will be looking to build on their current eight-game win streak after sneaking past the Spurs in a 121-119 home win on Friday. Nikola Jokic led the team with a triple-double of 26 points with 13 rebounds and 14 assists, Michael Porter Jr. added 22 points with 10 rebounds, Monte Morris scored 21 points off the bench while Will Barton chipped in with 17 points and five assists. As a team, the Nuggets shot 54 percent from the field and 14 of 27 from the 3-point line as they poured in 36 points in the first quarter to take an early double-digit lead, before having to hold on for the narrow win as Porter Jr. blocked the Spurs’ final shot at the buzzer.
Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. The Nuggets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Sunday games, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
Head to head, the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall.
The Celtics have been very streaky this season, but they’re starting to heat up now with four wins in their last five outings, but now they’ll be sweating on the availability of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum who are both listed as questionable for this one. The Nuggets will again be without Jamal Murray, but they’ve done well to win without him and I think that trend continues here against what could be a shorthanded Celtics team.