Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Parlay 12/13/2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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The Denver Nuggets head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 4 point favorites.
The Nuggets head into this matchup with a mark of 14-12. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 107.3 points per contest while giving up 107.7 per game. The Celtics have an overall mark of 23-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per contest and giving up 97.3, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 10-16-0 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 20-8-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
12/03/17 C Nikola Jokic Ankle is out indefinitely
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/12/17 PG Kyrie Irving Quad is "?" Wednesday vs Denver
12/12/17 SF Marcus Morris Knee is out indefinitely
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
Gary Harris averages 15.4 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest for Denver. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Will Barton comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jayson Tatum averages 13.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyrie Irving has scored 23.7 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season for the Celtics. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nuggets allow 107.7 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Denver averages 107.3 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.35 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 23.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 97.3 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.5 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year. Boston is 21st in the NBA with 103.2 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.93. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 22.2. The Celtics are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Nuggets are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 8th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Denver is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Boston is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The Celtics are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Denver +4 and over 206 total points
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