Denver vs. Boston NBA Betting Odds

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The Boston Celtics host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:00 EDT on ESPN. Both teams are on the short list of title contenders this season. Denver vs. Boston betting odds had the Boston Celtics are listed as -4 point favorites, with a total of 206 tonight.

Boston had impressive back to back road wins SU before losing by double digits in their last game. The Celtics beat the Rockets and the Mavericks SU in a fashion that got the rest of the league talking about the Celtics as a championship contender again. Boston is 45-25 SU, sitting in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. The Celtics currently have a 9.5 game lead in the Atlantic Division. Boston is also looking for some revenge against Denver tonight, as they lost SU nearly a month ago in Denver. The Celtics had held 4 straight opponents under 98 PTS before allowing the Jazz to score 110 in their most recent game. For the entire season, Boston is only allowing 94.4 PPG, the 2nd fewest in the NBA. The Celtics are 21-12 SU and 10-12-1 ATS in home games this season. Boston is only 1-5 ATS a as a home favorite of 3.5 to 6 PTS this season. Boston is also only 8-13 ATS when trying to avenge an earlier season loss to an opponent. All 5

starters average double figures in PTS for the Celtics, led by F Paul Pierce. Pierce is averaging 18 PPG this season, including more than 100 3 pointers made this season.

Boston is 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games against the Western Conference. The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 Boston games against a team with a winning SU record. The Celtics are relatively healthy, as they don't have any key injuries to report.

Denver is anxious to get back onto the court after back to back shocking  SU defeats. Denver has lost to the Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks in their past 2 games. Denver lost 97-102 as 10 point favorites, only their 6th SU home loss all season. The Nuggets still have the 4th best record in the entire NBA at 47-24 SU. Denver is currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference, as they are in a tight battle with Dallas for than crucial #2 seed. The Nuggets are 17-18 SU and 15-17-3 ATS on the road this season. Denver is 9-3 ATS as the listed underdog this season. Denver has been struggling to score of late, scoring less than 100 PTS in 3 of their last 4 games. This is shocking coming from a team that had scored 110 PTS or more in 6 of their previous 7 games. Denver averages 107.5 PPG, the 3rd most in the NBA this season. F Carmelo Anthony leads the Nuggets in scoring, averaging 28.8 PPG. Anthony is 3rd in the NBA in scoring average, trailing only

LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Denver is in the middle of a crucial road trip that could determine their playoff seeding. Denver has the toughest remaining schedule of any team in the NBA.

A few top trends to consider for the Nuggets are as followed. Denver is 1-5-1 ATS last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The OVER is 7-2 in the last 9 Denver games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Guard Ty Lawson is PROBABLE with a sore shoulder and Forward Kenyon Martin is QUESTIONABLE with knee issues. projects the final score to be 108-97 in favor of the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics -4 is the SIDE of the Day!

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