Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets - 3/20/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Denver Nuggets (42-29) vs Boston Celtics (43-28)
Game Info: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Denver Nuggets +3 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Ball Arena. The Boston Celtics look for a win after winning 18 of their last 21 games. The Denver Nuggets look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 109.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 23 points and 3.3 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Denver Nuggets are averaging 111.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Jokic is averaging 26.1 points and 13.7 rebounds, while Will Barton is averaging 14.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Monte Morris is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nuggets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Celtics last 11 overall. The over is 12-4-2 in Nuggets last 18 home games. The Celtics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Denver and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Celtics have been the hottest team in the league over these last couple months, and it feels like oddsmakers are finally starting to catch up. I won't talk you off the ledge if looking to side with the Celtics here. However, we're getting a free bucket with a good Nuggets team at home, something you don't get often. As good as the Celtics have been, the Nuggets in the home underdog role is tough to pass up. Give me the Nuggets and the free bucket.
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Randy’s Pick Denver Nuggets +3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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