Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/29/2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
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The Boston Celtics head to Pepsi Center to take on the Denver Nuggets on Monday, January 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3 point favorites.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 35-15. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. The Nuggets have an overall record of 26-23. They currently are 4th in the Northwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 105.5, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 29-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-25-1 against the over/under
Important Denver Nuggets Betting Trends
The Denver Nuggets are 21-25-3 against the spread
The Denver Nuggets are 19-30-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/27/18 PG Terry Rozier Ankle injured last game, is "?" Monday vs Denver
01/26/18 SG Marcus Smart Hand is out indefinitely
Key Denver Nuggets Injuries
11/21/17 F Paul Millsap Wrist is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F Wilson Chandler Migraine left last game, is "?" Monday vs Boston
Kyrie Irving comes into this game averaging 24.8 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.4 points per contest in 31 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest for Boston. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Will Barton has scored 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game this season for the Nuggets. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Gary Harris averages 17.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 102.9 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.36 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 44.4 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.2 per game. The Celtics allow 98.5 points per contest which is 2nd in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 20 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Denver is 12th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.67. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 23.6. The Nuggets are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Nuggets give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41 boards surrendered per contest. The Nuggets are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Celtics are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 96 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Boston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 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 30th in the league.
Denver is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Nuggets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 16th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 9th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Nuggets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Denver -3
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